A prototype of the SpaceX Starship spacecraft was launched on the morning of March 30, 2021 local time, according to the reports Space.com. Although SN11 fired successfully, a bug occurred again during landing. The test should have been postponed earlier, on the 29th.
The hull rose to a height of 10 km and then began to descend. Approximately 6 minutes after the start of the flight, the broadcast was interrupted and the SN11 was destroyed. Elon Musk, founder and CEO of SpaceX, said there were issues with one of the typical Raptor rockets, but that there might have been other issues in the background. The company has launched an investigation.
In March, this was the second attempt to create a prototype for the Starship, with the SN11 ancestor destroyed after landing. While similar cases may seem a failure, engineers can learn a lot from errors and they are an important part of development
By the way, Starship’s development is very fast. When the spacecraft system is complete, it will be able to carry up to a hundred people at a time. Starship Musk envisions helping you quickly travel around Earth and also take astronauts and equipment to the Moon and Mars. The spacecraft will be able to carry a passenger who is pushing for the first time in 2023, and Japanese billionaire Mizafa Yuzaku will be able to travel around the moon with eight other people.
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