After a delay, Elon Musk’s SpaceX’s next-generation launch vehicle Starship finally ignited for launch, but exploded in midair, ending its first orbital stage test flight in failure, according to previous news.
Recently, Elon Musk tweeted that “it looks like SpaceX’s Starship test launch could be ready again in 1 to 2 months”. In other words, Starship is expected to attempt another launch between 1-2 months in the future.
SpaceX expects Starship’s booster to crash into the Gulf of Mexico about 8 minutes after launch. The spacecraft bin will continue flying until it reaches an altitude of about 150 miles (about 240 kilometres), orbiting the Earth for some time before re-entering the atmosphere.
If all goes well, about 90 minutes after launch, the bin will re-enter the atmosphere and crash into the Pacific Ocean, about 62 miles (100 km) north of Kauai. However, things did not turn out as SpaceX had expected.
According to Elon Musk, the Starship rocket has the potential to revolutionise the space industry thanks to its recoverable design, costing only around $2 million per launch, which corresponds to its 100-tonne LEO capacity and could reduce the cost of launching a payload into orbit to a staggering $10 per kilogram.