The SpaceX Starship ✨
The SpaceX Starship is a fully reusable super heavy-lift launch vehicle under development by SpaceX. Standing at 120 m (390 ft) tall. It is designed to be the tallest and most powerful launch vehicle ever built, and the first capable of total re-usability.
The Starship launch vehicle is made up of the first-stage booster and the Starship second stage. The second stage functions as a self-contained spacecraft for carrying crew or cargo once in orbit. Both stages are powered by Raptor engines that burn liquid oxygen and liquid methane propellants in a highly efficient full-flow staged combustion power cycle. Both rocket stages are designed to be reused by landing vertically at the launch pad.
In its fully reusable configuration, Starship is planned to have a payload capacity of 150 t (330,000 lb) to low Earth orbit and is designed to be flown multiple times to spread out the cost of the spacecraft. The spacecraft is planned to be refuellable in orbit before traveling to destinations that require more change in velocity (delta-v budget), such as the Moon and Mars. Proposed applications for Starship include regular crewed and cargo launches, building the Starlink internet constellation, and performing suborbital point-to-point flights on Earth.
SpaceX Starship Launch Date? 🚀
Elon Musk ‘Guaranteeing Excitement’ For Starship Launch In Coming Weeks 😎
SpaceX founder Elon Musk reiterated his hope that his next generation space vehicle, Starship, will get off the ground soon.
“Hopefully in the next month or so we’ll have our first attempt,” Musk said at the end of an hour long conversation that focused primarily on the serial executive’s recent moves at the helm of Twitter.
NASA in 2021 picked SpaceX’s Starship to land humans on the moon around 2025, for the first time since 1972. That mission, under a roughly $3 billion contract, requires several spaceflight tests in advance that could delay the 2025 moon landing mission.
SpaceX South Texas Launch Site ⭐️ Starbase 🚀
Starbase is a spaceport, production, and development facility for Starship rockets, located at Boca Chica, Texas, United States. It is in construction in the late 2010s and 2020s by SpaceX, an American aerospace manufacturer.