Hey everyone, exciting news from SpaceX!
The company is gearing up for its first-ever Starship orbital launch attempt, which is set to take place in March.
According to Gary Henry, senior advisor for national security space solutions at SpaceX, the vehicle is in “good shape” following a successful static fire of 31 of its 33 engines on February 9th.
Henry made the announcement at the recent Space Mobility conference in Orlando, which was held in coordination with the U.S.
While this announcement confirms the March timeline that SpaceX CEO Elon Musk set via Twitter on February 4th, there’s still a major obstacle standing in the way: licensing from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
As we’ve seen with several previous Starship launch dates, the FAA has strict requirements for environmental concerns and impacts on the local community near Starship’s launch site in Boca Chica, Texas.
In fact, the FAA recently proposed a fine of $175,000 against SpaceX for failing to submit required positional information about satellites ahead of a Starlink launch in August 2022.
Foreign [Music] Exciting news from SpaceX the company is Gearing up for its first ever Starship Orbital launch attempt which is set to Take place in March according to Gary Henry senior advisor for National Security space Solutions at SpaceX the Vehicle is in good shape following a Successful static fire of 31 of its 33 Engines on February 9. Henry made the Announcement at the recent space Mobility conference in Orlando which was Held in coordination with the U.S space Force while this announcement confirms The March timeline that SpaceX CEO Elon Musk set via Twitter on February 4th There's still a major obstacle standing In the way licensing from the Federal Aviation Administration FAA as we've Seen with several previous Starship Launch dates the FAA has strict Requirements for environmental concerns And impacts on the local community near Starship's launch site in Boca Chica Texas in fact bfaa recently proposed a Fine of 175 000 against SpaceX for failing to submit Required position additional information About satellites ahead of a starlink Launch in August 2022 assuming SpaceX Gets the necessary approvals from the FAA the first Starship orbital test Flight will call for booster 7 to send
An upper stage ship 24 variant from Spacex's Star base in South Texas Booster 7 will fall into the Gulf of Mexico while ship 24 will Circle earth Once before splashing down in the Pacific Ocean near the Hawaiian island Of Kauai the Starship spacecraft is a Major part of spacex's long-term plan For space travel as it is intended to Eventually take people and cargo to the Moon and Mars it will also be used for Other missions such as launching most of The company's newer and larger starlink 2.0 internet satellites into orbit musk Has said that the fully reusable Starship makes Mars settlement Economically feasible so stay tuned for More updates on SpaceX and their Starship spacecraft and be sure to Subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay Up to date on the latest news in science And technology Foreign [Music]