Elon Musk hopes Starship will be in orbit before he shows up in the spring, but hasn’t quite jumped, but after a recent test launch, SpaceX CEO expects to see the company’s new vehicle soon. He tweeted on Thursday that his new SN5 construction had completed a complete static fire and said the 150-meter test hop would occur “soon”. Of course, he said ten days ago that there would be an attempted flight within a week, but they were progressing.
The starship SN5 has just completed static fire the entire time. 150 m hop soon.
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 30, 2020
Last August, we saw that SpaceX’s StarXper test vehicle had completed a Raptor-powered “bounce” and sooner or later the real Starship would do a similar test flight. The company continued to iterate prototypes of its design and pressure tests – remembering the end of the SN4 – as it approaches the actual flight. If there is any information on the webcast of the event, we will let you know. Although the crew is scheduled to return this weekend, SpaceX is a priority for the Starship project.