Elon Musko’s hopes that Starship will reach orbit by this spring have not been met, but the CEO of SpaceX hopes to see the company’s new vehicle coming soon. He said on Thursday that her new SN5 building would end the entire static fire and said the 150-meter test jump would take place “soon”. Sure, ten days ago he said he would try to fly in a week, but they are making progress.
Starship SN5 has just ended a static fire. Soon a 150 m jump.
– Elonas Muskas (@elonmusk), 2020 July 30
In August last year, we saw a Spacehop test vehicle, a Starhopper test vehicle, perform a 150-meter Raptor-powered “bounce” and sooner or later the actual Starship would perform a similar test flight. The company continued to replicate its design and pressure test prototypes – we remember the end of SN4 – as we approached the actual flight. If there is information on the webcast of the event, we will let you know. Even as they plan to return to Crew Dragon this weekend, SpaceX’s priority is the Starship project.