Orbit Capable SpaceX Starship May be About 3 Months Away

Elon Musk believes the second test tank could perform significantly better if pressurized with a cryogenic liquid. The steel will cryogenic harden when exposed to extremely cold temperatures which will make it stronger.

Starship 9 meter test tank made 7.5 bar at room temp. It had a small leak at a weld doubler. It will be repaired and retested at cryogenic temperatures.

SpaceX’s second Starship test tank has 125% safety margin.

Elon says SpaceX can immediately start building the first Starship for spaceflight.

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