You would possibly wish to dial again your expectations for the primary high-altitude SpaceX Starship flight. Elon Musk now says the flight with the SN8 prototype will high out at 15km, or near 50,000ft, as an alternative of the 18km and 60,000ft he’d talked about earlier. It’s not clear what prompted the lowered expectations, however Musk added that the rocket would get its nosecone and entrance flaps “subsequent week.”
He additionally showed present progress on the prototype, noting that the rear physique flaps had been already in place. An SN9 prototype is due in October.
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