SpaceX Aims to start Super heavy rocket and the Starship spaceship, collectively known StarshipFriday after receiving Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval.
This was the second test flight for the starship after a failed attempt to reach orbit in April. On that flight, an anomaly occurred minutes after liftoff, forcing mission controllers to abort the rocket in midair.
At this point, SpaceX engineers believe they have done enough to ensure the spacecraft reaches orbit the first time.
The Starship flight system may one day be used for manned flights the moon, tuesday and other celestial bodies in deep space. But first, SpaceX must prove it can reach orbit.
Using its 33 Raptor engines, Starship will have 17 million pounds of thrust at launch, more than twice that of the Saturn V, which generated about 7.6 million pounds of thrust five decades ago during the launches that sent Apollo astronauts to the moon. , and is almost twice as long as NASA’s new SLS lunar rocket. It generates about 8.8 million pounds of thrust at takeoff.
All eyes will be on whether the Starship spacecraft can successfully separate from the Super Heavy, a critical maneuver that cannot be completed during the April flyby. If that happens, the starship will continue in orbit while the superheavy booster falls into the Gulf of Mexico.
At the end of its orbital journey, the Starship will land in the Hawaiian Ocean, although future flights will aim to land both the rocket and the spacecraft so they can be used for multiple missions.
SpaceX will launch Starship on Friday, November 17 from its Starbase facility in Boca Chica, Texas.
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