SpaceX an American Aerospace and Space exploration company owned by billionaire Elon Musk, just completed the stacking of it’s Super Heavy booster BN 1 which will help to propel the Starship spacecraft to orbit and beyond.
SpaceX is building Starship rocket which aims to be the first fully-reusable orbital launch vehicle in the world, capable of placing 100+ metric tons of cargo into low Earth orbit at a cost of just a few million dollars per launch. And to propel the Starship to orbit and beyond, SpaceX is building the Super Heavy Booster, a 220 feet tall or roughly the wingspan of a Boeing 747 rocket booster.
SpaceX just completed Stacking of its first Starship Super Heavy booster BN – 1. Elon Musk announced it on twitter and shared the above picture. He also added that Booster 1 is a production pathfinder, figuring out how to build & transport 70-meter-tall stage.Booster 2 will fly”.
For the past couple of months, SpaceX is testing the high altitude flight of Starship’s early prototype which includes (Serial number) SN8,SN9 and SN 10. Just couple of days ago SpaceX tested their SN 10 prototype and for the first time they performed a successful landing of Starship. On March 3rd, Spacex’s Starship prototype SN 10 launched from SpaceX’s South Texas site at 6:15 p.m. ESTand rose 6.2 miles into the sky and then came back to Earth for a smooth touchdown 6 minutes and 20 seconds after liftoff. An 10 minutes later it exploded with an upward thrust. And SN 11, the next starship prototype is almost ready to launch.
According to Nasaspaceflight.com, “Following SN11’s flight, SpaceX will move on to SN15, 16, and 17, alongside testing with Super Heavy prototypes BN1 and BN2, before shooting for an orbital launch with SN20 and BN3. In typical SpaceX-style, that orbital launch has an astonishing – and unlikely – “by July 1” target. At the very least, this target portrays SpaceX’s Starship drive to push the vehicle into operation.”