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SpaceX Elon Musk Announces Starship Orbital Mission to Mars

SpaceX Elon Musk Announces Starship Orbital Mission to Mars

SpaceX Elon Musk Announces launch of Starship

The upcoming launch of Starship has been anoounced by Elon Musk. SpaceX's Starship has expectations of launching sometime near the third week of April 2023 for the first attempt and is depending on FAA license approval.

The Starship has previously launched at a flying height of 10 kilometers during testing and is hoping to reach orbit sometime this year with plans in the future to be reusable.

How long is the Starship Mission?

The Starship Main Stage is expected to have a 90-Minute Flight for the mission duration.

The Starship is built for the mission to reach the planet Mars. The aerospace company SpaceX and the CEO, Elon Musk are determined to conquer Mars sometime within his own lifetime. Elon Musk is close to going orbital with his Starship and feels confident to reach orbit soon.

How many engines does Starship have onboard the main stage?

Elon Musk has ambitions to reach orbit with enough engines and he has performed a static-fire test of 31 engines out of 33 engines already. These engines are expected to consume more than 10 million pounds of propellant.

Has Starship been tested?

Elon Musk and the areospace company SpaceX have already underwent its first ever Wet Dress Rehearsal (WDR) at Starbase for the Starship on January 23rd 2023. The Wet Dress Rehearsal (WDR) at Starbase was considered a successful test.