SpaceX’s Starship and Super Heavy launch vehicle is a fully, rapidly reusable transportation system designed to carry both crew and cargo to Earth orbit, the Moon, Mars, and anywhere else in the solar system. On Saturday, September 28 at the SpaceX launch facility in Cameron County, Texas, SpaceX Chief Engineer and CEO Elon Musk will provide an update on the design and development of Starship.
This will be Elon Musk presenting the ship that will make rockets fully reusable to nearly the level of commercial jetliner aviation. It will eventually radically reduce costs. It still needs to get flying beyond sub-orbital test flights. However, progress has been super-rapid for the rocket industry and even rapid for SpaceX.
The SpaceX’s Starship and Super Heavy could be flying to orbit in 2020. This would be 30 years faster than the Ares, Constellation and SLS attempts to convert Space Shuttle technology into a large, expendable booster. This would be a decade faster than Blue Origin.
Even SpaceX took about 12 years to go from conception to flight for the SpaceX Falcon Heavy. It took about 6-7 years from the point of making some specific Falcon Heavy hardware before a successful flight.
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) September 28, 2019
SOURCES- Elon Musk, SpaceX
Written By Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture.com
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