Helping to share the web since 1996


SpaceX’s First Orbital Launch of Starship in May this year! 

SpaceX company owner Elon Musk has said that If all goes well, the first orbital launch of the Starship rocket will take place in the month of May. That is, this vehicle will come back to the low orbit of the earth and land safely. In the future, there is a plan to send astronauts to the moon and Mars through this rocket. 

 

SpaceX is building a Starship so that humans and cargo can be transported to the Moon and Mars. This spacecraft is divided into two parts. The first lower part which is called Super Heavy. This is a booster. The second is the upper stage spacecraft called Starship. Both can be reused once after being used completely.

 

 Super heavy and Starship is powered by SpaceX company’s new Raptor engine. Super heavy has 33 engines and Starship has six engines. Elon Musk said that it takes a lot of effort to make a lot of engines. But SpaceX is on its right track. If all goes well, very soon we will do the first orbital launch of Starship. 

 

On March 21, 2022, Elon Musk tweeted that we will have 39 reliable engines ready by next month. It will take a month to integrate it. Therefore, it is expected that in the month of May, we can do the first orbital flight of Super Heavy and Starship.

 

 It is even more important to cross a milestone with this launch. This environmental review. Which is investigated by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The FAA will conduct an environmental review at SpaceX’s launch station Starbase in Texas. This review is expected to end by March 28. SpaceX will be able to launch Starship only when the FAA gives permission for flight and testing after completing the review.

 

SpaceX has conducted several tests of Starship so far. But all these prototypes were from the upper stage only. In which three Raptor engines were installed. The Starship had made a 10-km test flight. The first orbital flight that is being talked about will be a simultaneous flight of Super Heavy and Starship. For the first time, a six-engine Starship will also be launched.  

 

 The Super Heavy booster will fall into the Gulf of Mexico shortly after takeoff. At the same time, the Super Starship present in the upper stage will fly to the lower orbit of the Earth. Will make one round of the earth. After that he will land in the Pacific Ocean. It is expected that it will land somewhere near the Hawaiian island of Kauai in the Pacific Ocean. With this starship, Elon Musk wants to take people to Mars. 

Over the past year, the first orbital flight of Super Heavy and Starship has been postponed several times. There is no plan to postpone this time. Just don’t face any kind of legal or administrative problem. Because this time all the engines will also be ready. Starship and Super Heavy will also be ready. If this launch is successful, then the preparations for going to the moon in future will be accelerated. After that humans will be sent towards Mars.

back to news headlines