SpaceX completed the first full static fire test of the Starship/Starship last month, and plans to conduct the first orbital test flight from its South Texas base in April.
Aerospace blogger @DutchSatellites broke the news that the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is in the final stages of completing the issuance of a permit for the first orbital launch test of SpaceX’s Starship interstellar spacecraft, and SpaceX may receive a permit within two weeks.
According to the data disclosed by Elon Musk, due to the recyclable design of the Starship rocket, the cost of a single launch is only about 2 million U.S. dollars, corresponding to its 100-ton low-orbit carrying capacity, which can reduce the cost of launching each kilogram of payload into orbit to an astonishing 10. The U.S. dollar has the potential to revolutionize the aerospace industry.
According to Elon Musk, the first orbital mission of the SpaceX interstellar spacecraft is basically a coin toss game. 50% of the spaceship worth 3 billion US dollars (currently about 20.67 billion CNY) has a successful first flight The specific results will be announced in the next few weeks.
Although he did not clearly say what the failure would be, judging from SpaceX’s previous history of suborbital test flights, Starship’s failure to reach orbit means that it is likely to explode.