Once on Monday, Elon Musk's rocket company could have ignited Falcon Heavy the largest rocket that is currently in stable, and its next generation Starship intended to eventually take passengers to Mars .
The so-called static or "retaining" firing tests of the two missiles can take place on April 1
, but this is no joke of April folly.
We have not seen Falcon Heavy in action since the successful demonstration flight in 2018 that sent
the red Tesla to Mars to Mars but SpaceX plans to use Heavy to deliver payloads for customers who pay for several months. now.
Now, after some delay, Falcon Heavy can launch the Arabsat 6A communications satellite in orbit from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on April 7th. This Falcon Heavy configuration will consist of three "
Falcon 5" 9 rockets the final version of the SpaceX rocket, which is designed for reuse up to 100 times. But initially Heavy has to pass a successful static fire test, which is currently set for Monday.
Meanwhile, the prototype of a Starship Hopper ship has worked to test fire in the test a company facility in Boca Chica, Texas. Musk said the first test will not show that the rocket will rise very high from the ground if at all but the FAA still issues airspace closure for the area from Monday to Thursday.
In the last few weeks, multiple periods of gas leakage from the Star Ship prototype have been observed on web cams aimed at the large, sleek cone. Local media reports indicate that SpaceX is testing rocket fuel tanks and other systems to prepare for the main event that is not expected earlier than Monday.
The company itself is calm about what's going on in Boca Chica, I've reached SpaceX for update, but I did not hear right away.
Nevertheless, chances are pretty good that we will see a fire underneath a spaceX or another SpaceX rocket somewhere in the coming days.