Elon Musk says that SpaceX’s “Starship” is ready to take off.
Elon Musk, who runs both Twitter and SpaceX, said that the company’s deep-space rocket is ready to take off from its site in Texas, US.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has set the orbital test flight for the rocket for April 17. However, it can only be launched if the license is accepted by the FAA.
The Starship is the most powerful rocket the company has right now. It will allow people to be sent to the Moon and Mars.
Elon Musk, a billionaire, posted on Twitter: “Starship is ready to launch. Regulatory approval is needed.”
The spaceship comprises a giant first-stage booster — Super Heavy —and a 50 metres upper-stage aircraft called Starship, according to SpaceX.
Both cars are made of stainless steel that can be used again and again. They are powered by SpaceX’s Raptor engine, which is the next generation.
Musk also recently said that the first orbital flight of SpaceX’s huge Starship has only a 50% chance of being successful.
Times of India reported that he also said that his company is making several other spacecraft at its facility in Texas.
Over the next few months, they will be sent up pretty quickly, and there is an 80% chance that one of them will reach orbit this year.
Last week, a NASA Earth science instrument was put on the private communications satellite Falcon 9 by SpaceX and sent into space.
The rocket took off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station Florida that carried Intelsat 40E satellite toward geostationary transfer orbit.
SpaceX said that the Falcon 9 first-stage booster for this flight was used to launch CRS-26 before.
Intelsat 40E is a modern geostationary satellite that is meant to give the company and its users access to all of North and Central America.
Maxar Technologies built the geostationary satellite, which is carried by a rocket. It also has NASA’s Tropospheric Emissions Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) as a package.
The satellite will be put in a geostationary orbit, which is 22,000 miles above the Earth. It will do its work like other geostationary satellites do.