SpaceX is sending the Starship yet again on another test launch of 150m high! Why is this necessary? Was the first test a failure?
SpaceX previously did the first hop test about a month ago for the newer version of the space company’s Starship prototypes but now, the test has to be repeated in order to accurately get better data.
SpaceX’s SN6 looks just like its very own predecessor called SpaceX’s SN5 with both of them missing fins and also a nose cone, which kind of makes them resemble a sort of rocket-powered silo capable of rising about 500 feet way above the ground.
Elon Musk’s announcement
In a recent tweet by Elon Musk himself, who has actually called the previous prototype a kind of flying water tower, the billionaire jokingly said that it sort of “turns out” that it is possible to “make anything fly” ending with a matching “haha”.
The video of the whole event located in Boca Chica, Texas has been able to be captured both by different outside observers and of course, SpaceX itself. Another shot also provides viewers with very unique camera angles since there is also a video from the very SpaceX Starship itself.
SpaceX’s successful test?
After being able to perform some short hops, must then said that the next step would eventually be to be able to apply the missing flaps as well as attempt the next stage which is higher altitude tests.
The ultimate plan is for SpaceX’s Starship to be able to eventually perform multiple flights in a single day. According to Engadget, the launches could possibly be performed from a spaceport over at sea, but it is still very unsure as there is still no confirmation from SpaceX or Elon Musk himself.
With the recent success of SpaceX being able to travel all the way to the moon bringing two different astronauts there ever since a very long time, it is quite hard to tell what the space company will do next.
Elon Musk has expressed that the ultimate goal is to go to Mars but currently, the company is focusing on setting off Starlink satellites into space in order to provide a much better internet connection on earth.
SpaceX has been the vessel of choice for these satellites and in their most recent speed test, they were able to hit a minimum of 100 Mbps during the private beta. This is a pretty impressive internet speed given there are not yet that many Starlink satellites in space.
Elon Musk has been very vocal that he also wants to send a total of 12,000 Starlink satellites into space to be able to supply areas with limited to no internet connection with decent access to the internet.
SpaceX is being looked to by many space enthusiasts and curious human beings since there is a huge question mark regarding what mankind can achieve next. If Elon Musk’s Mars mission turns out to be a success, humanity would have moved another step forward!