SpaceX has been granted permission for the second test flight of its Starship, the world’s most powerful launch vehicle. Originally planned for Friday, the launch was rescheduled to Saturday due to the replacement of parts in one of the small wings of the Starship’s nose. The launch is anticipated to take place at the Starbase space base in Texas near the end of autumn.
Following the postponement, if the weather is favorable and all systems are in good condition, the launch is expected to take place on Saturday around 3pm Texas time. This launch is significant as it follows SpaceX’s first test flight in April which ended in an explosion shortly after takeoff. The FAA has granted permission for the second test flight, acknowledging SpaceX’s adherence to flight safety and environmental requirements.
The Starship, which is comprised of Super Heavy and the upper part, will be fully reusable, a significant advancement in rocket technology. The goal is for it to become operational and reliable for use in the Artemis project, allowing it to serve as a landing craft for the Moon. At its height of 122 meters, the Starship is