SpaceX CEO Elon Musk wants to put his Starship spacecraft into orbit in six months, he said during the presentation on September 29. This event seemed to be aimed at fans, with some new information and a lot of SpaceX history.
“It sounds absolutely crazy, but I think we should try to reach orbit in less than six months,” Kasturi said. “Since the rate of improvement and the improvement of production will be significant, I think it is correct in a few months.”
Introducing the space-test facility to Boca Chica, Texas, just north of the U.S.-Mexico border, Kasturi also said he expected the starship prototype behind him to reach 65৫ in a few months. The height will control the ‘hops’. Two legs. When it reached the milestone, Musk indicated that the next flight would be aimed at the orbit.
A rendering of the starship displayed in the presentation indicated that the ship would be 50 meters (about 164 feet) and nine meters (about 30 feet) in diameter and would eventually be able to carry one and a half tons of pay. The starship will launch a huge rocket called Super Heavy into space. Super Heavy will be nine meters in length (225 feet) in diameter.
What Musk says about Starship
According to Musk, the Super Highway will be able to hold 37 Raptor engines. However, he said, “I am not sure we will go to any higher level.” Musk said the engine could vary by mission and indicated that the minimum number of engines for boosters could be around 24.
For the most part, the musk was not revealing anything new. He discusses the stewardship design decision. Which was announced earlier, which earlier this year included switching the materials used to make the starship from Starship carbon fiber to steel? He also showed clips of SpaceX’s success in the past, including the first Falcon Heavy launch in 2018 and the successful ‘hop’ of its prototype StarHopper test vehicle in August.
One possible reason for the melancholy thrust was standing next to the shiny stainless steel prototype of the starship – the much smaller SpaceX Navajo, Falcon n. Eleven years ago, the Falcon 1 became the first liquid-fuel rocket to launch into orbit on 28 September 2008.
Kasturi said, “If this launch had not been successful, SpaceX would have ended.” Instead, the company now has 78 successful launches and aims to do even more.
Earlier this week, several times at night and on Twitter, Musk said his ultimate focus was to allow people to live in another world in the end. But while he is pushing on this company to pursue its ambitions, one of SpaceX’s biggest customers seems eager to focus on human spaceflight projects near its home.
SpaceX’s plans of the Starship
SpaceX is building a separate spacecraft, the Crew Dragon, for NASA’s commercial crew program. The project has been repeatedly delayed, including a push after an explosion on experimental vehicles due to a leaking valve earlier this year. Even after NASA’s ambitious plan to release people to the moon by 2021, the project’s timeline has been swept again.
On Friday, tensions between the two projects surfaced when NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine tweeted a statement about SpaceX’s Saturday schedule. As Bridenstine stated that he was eager for the presentation, he also mentioned that the NASA commercial crew program lagged behind the program for several years. “NASA expects US taxpayers to see similar levels of focus on investment.” “It’s time to give up.”
On Saturday, Musk responded that less than five percent of the companies were operating on the starship. “To be clear, we have a lot of resources [focused] on Falcons and Dragons, especially crew dragons.” Musk said.