SpaceX Successfully Launch Starship Prototype First Hop To A Height Of 500 Feet

SpaceX Starship Prototype  Launch

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk's next-generation Starship vehicle has successfully launch to a height of around 500 feet. This prototype launch event happens near the village of Boca Chica in south Texas. SpaceX company has built a number of different Starship veichle prototypes projects like Starhopper.  Starhopper is an essentially part which fixed at just bottom portion parts of the rocket and It designated for Starship SN5.

The Starship SN5 prototype launches by a Raptor engine which is a bare boned version of its eventual incarnation. The height of Starship is about 50.29 meter. This SN5 prototype looking like a large water tank but it could carried 100 passangers at a time.

The Starship SN5 prototype launch is the second stage of using of reusable launch system with spacecraft. Previous first stage of Starhopper prototype successfully launch to height of around 500 feet in August of 2019 . The second stage of Starship SN5 prototype launch on 5th August in 2020 and it tooks only 45 seconds but this first hop test is an great achievement for SpaceX it flies at height 500 feet. Next series of Starship test flights will conduct in 2021 and it will be gone to high altitude with body flaps.


SpaceX Starship Prototype  Successful launch

The Starship vehicle is one of the three candidates to land humans on the Moon in 2024 for Nasa. Elon Musk’s starship is capable for landing on Moon or Mars and also it could deliver heavy weight to International Space Station or outer space and even it could carry 100 passengers to space at a time. But till now Saturn V is the tallest, heaviest and most powerful rocket which used for Apollo 11 moon mission in 1969.

Recently SpaceX done successfully splashdown of the crew dragon capsule on 2nd August in 2020 with two NASA's astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley which landed in the Gulf of Mexico. Elon Musk said that "Mars is looking real" and "We’ll do several short hops to smooth out launch process, then go high altitude with body flaps".