We decided to skip building a new nosecone for Hopper. Don’t need it. What you see being built is the orbital Starship vehicle.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 17, 2019
Transpiration cooling will be added wherever we see erosion of the shield. Starship needs to be ready to fly again immediately after landing. Zero refurbishment.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 17, 2019
Should be done with first orbital prototype around June— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 11, 2019
Testing Starship heatshield hex tiles pic.twitter.com/PycE9VthxQ— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 17, 2019
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