• 22/07/2024 18:41

SpaceX is preparing for a new launch of the Starship rocket (photo)

 SpaceX готовится к новому запуску ракеты Starship (фото)

Photo: SpaceX is preparing for a new launch of the Starship rocket (twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1736800804219269489) Author: Vladislav Priymenko

After two failed rocket launches, SpaceX is preparing for a third Starship launch. The company showed photos of preparations for the flight.

This was reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to the SpaceX company page on the social network Twitter.

SpaceX has prepared the launch vehicle and Starship spacecraft for a new launch. The company released photos from the Starbase site in South Texas showing the launch vehicle and ship already installed.

One of the photos also shows the newly installed neon sign that reads “Gateway to Mars.”

Photo: SpaceX is preparing for a new launch of the Starship rocket (twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1736800804219269489)

Later, Elon Musk’s company posted fresh photos showing preparations for the launch in daylight conditions.

Photo: SpaceX is preparing for a new launch of the Starship rocket ( https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1737280247530426857 )

In addition to technical readiness, the company will also need to obtain permission to launch from the US Federal Aviation Administration.

Starship launches

The first launch of Starship, which took place on April 20, ended unsuccessfully. Some of the Raptor engines on the Super Heavy launch vehicle failed, which led to loss of stability and the crash of the rocket. Elon Musk said that it may take several attempts to successfully launch Starship.

On November 16, SpaceX received permission to launch Starship from the US Federal Aviation Administration.

SpaceX failed on the second launch of its Starship spacecraft. The rocket reached an altitude of 148 kilometers, but then lost contact with it. This happened a few minutes after the start.

Elon Musk's Starship rocket is a key element of his plan to deliver cargo and people to Mars.

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