Ilona Mask’s hopes that the Star Ship will go into orbit by this spring have not quite materialized, but the recent test shelling of the CEO of SpaceX expects that the company’s new car will fly soon. On Thursday, he tweeted that his new SN5 design had completed static fire in duration, and said the 150-meter test jump would take place “soon”. Of course, ten days ago he said there would be an attempt to fly for a week, but they are making progress.
Starship SN5 has just finished full static fire. Soon he jumps 150m.
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) on July 30, 2020
Last August, we saw the test vehicle SpaceX Starhopper complete a 150-meter “bounce” on the Raptor, and sooner or later the actual Starship will perform a similar test flight. The company continues to replicate the development and prototyping of pressure tests – we remember the end of SN4 – as we approach the actual flight. If there is any information in the event webcast, we will let you know. Even if Crew Dragon is scheduled to return this weekend, SpaceX’s priority is the Starship project.