SpaceX caused serious damage to its Texas launch site during its first test flight of Starship last Thursday, and repairing the damage is expected to take several months, which could delay the next test launch, according to an AFP report. “This could delay the next test launch of Starship and slow down the development of NASA’s planned rocket for the moon mission.
According to the news, the SpaceX launch site in Texas did not suffer much damage to the tower and rocket mount as a whole and is relatively intact. However, a huge crater has appeared in the ground at the base of the tower, and it could take months to repair this huge crater. This, in turn, will delay SpaceX’s next launch of the Starship to some extent.
Elon Musk tweeted back 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.