An assembled prototype was tested recently as it went 150 metres into the air and landed on a separate launchpad. Space X CEO Elon Musk’s Starship is soon going to be a reality. Starship’s integral parts were seen at the Space X headquarters in August.
Starship by Space X is the new hope of Elon Musk to send humans to the orbit intensified.
- 2019 could be the best year yet for space exploration if this plan works out for Elon and Space X.
- Musks Mars-bound rocket of the next generation was constantly seen evolving by anyone passing by the Space X headquarters.
- Raptor engine is being built and tested on a full scale. The second flight of Raptor engine is imminent with a fairly standard test flight of 200 meters (660 ft).
- This test flight could occur as soon as 12 August.
- Starhopper’s first flight debut on 25 July with the full-scale Raptor engine was a huge success.
- With the second flight on its way, Elon Musk is gearing up to shoot for Mars.
- Starhopper is only a low fidelity test though but the Starship has been described by Elon as the first orbital prototypes.
- The two Starship prototypes sit in huge pieces of stainless steel. Each roughly 50m tall is stacked and ready.
- Based on the specs from September 2018, this was only 10-20% shy of their full height. The Starhopper has since taken to the air and landed once.
Starship space launch
- Elon Musk is planning a Space launch for the Starhopper, a file request at the FCC suggests.
- The launch will take place as soon as 13 October according to sources of the Independent.
- This is the day humanity is waiting for, the day we know that there is definitely a way to explore our solar system. Perhaps even to the closest of stars. Starhoppper is the ultimate plan by Elon Musk to explore the solar system.
- Elon Musk also suggests that the best bet to make Mars warmer is to blast it up with Nuclear weapons.
Feasibility of Elon Musk’s idea:
- How much of what Elon Musk is saying is even possible? Nuclear Blasts are sure to warm the planet up but it would make the planet all the more hostile as well. Starhopper missions to Mars may better confirm his idea and give it something to work with.
- Perhaps the scientist himself has a better explanation for his comment. It is highly possible that he was just joking about it.