August 6, 2020

SpaceX to Focus on it’s Starship Project after the Successful Demo-2 Mission

After the successful launch of the Space X and NASA mission. NASA astronauts were launched from the Kennedy space center in a commercially built and operated spacecraft called the Crew Dragon powered by the Falcon 9 rocket both build by SpaceX. NASA called this mission DEMO-2 as this was only a test flight which if successful will lead to many more missions in collaboration with SpaceX. Elon Musk has asked the company to change its tops priority. In a recent mail to the company’s top officials, he has asked them to shift their primary focus of going forward will be developing the SpaceX Starship spacecraft. The Starship spacecraft is capable of carrying cargo and crew to the Earth’s orbit, the Moon, Mars, and beyond. It boasts of being a transportation system and the most powerful spacecraft in the history of mankind. He enforced that the return of the Crew Dragon spacecraft from the International Space Station is equally important and smooth conduct of return procedure should be prioritized. Elon Musk announced the launch of the project Starship back in 2019 and began constructing and examination in Texas. Though the company is facing provocations in the functioning of the spacecraft, SpaceX tested the prototype SN4 of the Starship on May 29, which exploded before its launch. Elon Musk responded that it is because of technical difficulties faced while communicating with the engine that lead to a massive problem.

Elon Musk, during the of the launch of project Starship in 2019, also announced that art curator Yusaku Maezawa would be the first private passenger to travel in the Starship on an expedition to fly to the moon and come back to Earth. This mission will help SpaceX gather funds and manage their budget from suitable promoters. NASA also presented SpaceX a ‘Lunar Human Landing System’ arrangement and wants to commute humans to the moon.

Starship will be fueled by the SpaceX Super Heavy rocket booster, which will eventually replace the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy decrease the production cost, and increase reusability since the Starship is fully recyclable. SpaceX has now begun the production of the SN5, SN6, and SN7 prototypes of the Starship to conduct tests and perform a full-scale examination on the feasibility of the spacecraft. Since the challenges are proving to be troublesome and costing money to the company Elon Musk has now asked his employed to spend a sufficient amount of time on the Starship project and continue to work with dedication.