The launch of SpaceX’s world’s largest and most powerful rocket system has been delayed after a glitch minutes before takeoff.
A booster valve on the Starship rocket was found to be frozen, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said.
Another launch will take place “in a few days,” according to the tech giant, who said he “learned a lot” from today’s test.
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted SpaceX a permit to test its most powerful rocket system yet, saying it meets all safety and environmental requirements.
Musk set low expectations on Sunday night.
“Success is not what we should expect,” he told a private audience on Twitter, saying the best-case scenario would provide critical data on how the vehicle ascended to space and how it will fly back to Earth.
“It might not be successful tomorrow, it’s just fundamentally a very difficult thing to do.”
Starship sits atop a massive Super Heavy booster with a total height of 120 meters, the largest and most powerful rocket system in the world.it is debuted in 2019.
Once up and running, it will be used to put satellites into orbit – and SpaceX founder musk already said It will eventually carry astronauts to the moon and even Mars.
The billionaire said any launch this week has a 50% chance of success, but sees an 80% chance of reaching orbit by the end of the year.
Super Heavy booster with 33 rocket motors Fixed Launch Test in Februaryand generate enough energy to reach orbit.
How will the first track test go?
Starship will be flown into the skies from a launch pad in Brownsville by a super-heavy prototype called the Booster 7.
The rocket system’s second stage — the spacecraft that will carry the astronauts in the future — will then be deployed and complete a full orbit around Earth before re-entering the atmosphere and crashing into the Pacific Ocean.
Meanwhile, the first stage will be jettisoned in the Gulf of Mexico.
The first test flight will not attempt a landing, nor will it carry any satellites or people.
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Ahead of the planned launch on Monday, the FAA issued a notice Suggest Tuesday and Wednesday as alternate dates.
Licenses issued by U.S. flight regulators are valid for five years, at which time nasa Hope to use Starship to transport astronauts to the moon’s surface Passes its Artemis program for the first time in over 50 years.
Privately Funded Moon Mission Also Aims to Carry a Crew Go to the moon and return to the starship.