Elon Musk said that the first orbital flight of the Starship launch vehicle will take place in 2022. NASA officials reportedly feared that SpaceX’s Starship could succeed Elon Musk’s SpaceX-shocked NASA again.
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Creator of American aerospace company SpaceX, Elon Musk has expressed confidence in conducting the first orbital flight of the super heavy Starship Launch Vehicle that will be used for a manned-landing on the Moon this year. Musk said during a presentation on the progress of work on the Starship project that the first rocket flight was planned for February 2022.
A large number of public comments on SpaceX’s application for the license prompted the US Federal Aviation Administration to postpone the launch from the company’s spaceport in Texas until February 28, because of risks to the environment and local infrastructure at the planned launch site.
Now if the license is given to the company then the earliest possible flight date is called March 2022. The company plans to launch the two-stage launch vehicle from the private SpaceX spaceport in South Texas a few minutes after starting the engines. After that the lower stage of the super heavy accelerator should be separated from the upper one.
Another then falls into the Gulf of Mexico, at the same time the rocket’s upper stage should enter Earth orbit and make a round around it after which it will return to the planet’s atmosphere and the Pacific Ocean in September 2019, a system NASA said. As part of the program to develop, private companies were approached with proposals to participate in a competition to create innovative projects.
SpaceX Dianetics and Blue Origin compete in April 2021 with Lockheed Martin Northrop Grumman and Draper for a contract to land a man on the Moon in 2024, the contract awarded to Elon Musk’s company SpaceX.
Starship to develop HLS lander for safe return of a person to Moon in September 2020 NASA published Artemis plan according to which the space agency is faced with the task of safely returning a person to Moon in 2024.
The major proposed value of the SpaceX spacecraft is that it can be used over and over again without spending as much time or money as in previous locations. described it as a mixture of fear and dread in NASA and its more traditional aerospace contractors.
It is planned that Starship will become the first universally reusable spacecraft capable of carrying people and cargo to the Moon and even to Mars in unlimited numbers. Meanwhile, more than billions are expected to be spent on NASA’s Space Launch System.