Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, has officially declared that the Starship rocket is prepared for launch.
However, before the launch, the Federal Aviation Administration must first give SpaceX permission to conduct the eagerly awaited launch.
The Super Heavy rocket tested its first flight in April of this year, but a technical problem during the test mission resulted in a controlled explosion, ending the flight early.
The rocket collapsed under the tremendous force produced by the 33 Raptor engines on the Super Heavy, scattering debris far from the launch location.
This cutting-edge system, made of steel, was created with the intention of withstanding the extreme heat and force produced by the rocket as it departs the launchpad.
The rocket business wants to reduce the hazards involved with the next launches by installing this water-deluge technology, but before the second test flight can start, the FAA must give its approval. The FAA is currently undertaking an evaluation to see how the initial flight affected the area.
Environmental organisations have raised concerns, claiming that the FAA was insufficiently aware of the harm that SpaceX’s rocket will do to the environment before its initial launch.
The rocket company intends to use the Super Heavy for crewed flights to celestial spaces like the moon, Mars, and possibly even locations deeper into space once it has undergone all necessary testing and is fully operational.