As SpaceX Elon Musk’s ramp up his ambitious Starship prototype program in a countdown to an uncrewed mission planned to bring the shiny spaceship to heights up to 12 miles, a crew of ceremony SpaceX has come up with a film fan thrilling animation depicting what the space company’s rocket will ultimately look like. And Elon Musk approves.
Back on October 22, SpaceX engineers fitted the Starship SN8 (“Serial No. 8”) nose cone into the Super Heavy turbocharger at the aerospace company’s test site near the village of Boca Chica on the Coast. Gulf Sea in Texas. A few days earlier, the SN8 burned three of its Raptor engines in a “static fire” test before firing for a second time before taking off officially in the near future.
Co-creators of twitter users @ErcXSpace and @smvllstvrs, the 2-minute animation showcases the sleek Starship spaceship that is exploding with its powerful Super Heavy booster, launching a series of satellites Starlink enters orbit, then gracefully returns to the ground.
With stacking the 165-foot vehicle now complete and sky-high hopes for the next leap, the SpaceX Founder / CEO took the time to record impressive simulated video by commenting online on it, note that it’s “Very close to the actual flight expected!”
Starship’s next-generation design is built to send astronauts and cargo to the Moon and eventually Mars, bring satellites into orbit, and become an important horse serving all. SpaceX requirements for the spaceship.
SpaceX is planning to launch its SN8 prototype soon, using three of the six full-size Raptor engines, and engage in a “belly-pounding” maneuver where the spacecraft will rely on its underside to slow down. when it comes back to Earth.