SpaceX CEO Elon Musk unveiled a prototype design of its next-generation Starship spacecraft that will take people or cargo to the moon, Mars or other destinations in space or around Earth. "Starship will allow us to inhabit other worlds to make life as we know it multiplanetary," Musk said in a tweet.
SpaceX owed either $50 million in compensation or a future launch of another satellite for Spacecom, according to a statement the Israeli company issued days after the blast. It took 15 months for the pad to be restored.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has shared new pictures of the orbital prototype of its next-gen Starship spacecraft from the Texas site. The company is building another Starship prototype in Florida as well. Starship will help pave way for interplanetary space travel to Mars.
If nearly 12,000 of these satellites orbit, they could soon outnumber all the stars visible to the naked eye. And even if just 500 are observable at any given time, it will be difficult to pick out constellations among those moving lights.
SpaceX launched Falcon 9 reusable rocket loaded with 60 satellites each weighing 227 kg on May 23 at 10:30pm EDT (May 24 at 8:00 am IST) as part of its Starlink constellation to provide internet globally.
Billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX postponed a planned Wednesday night blastoff of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the first 60 satellites for his new Starlink internet service, citing excessive winds over the Florida launch site.
SpaceX's swanky new crew capsule returned from the International Space Station to an old-fashioned splashdown in the Atlantic on Friday, successfully ending a test flight that could lead to astronaut rides later this year.