Elon Musk has been conducted test flights for its Starship prototypes. However, all the previous four flight attempts have been failures.
Now, the popular tech CEO will once again try to send its latest Starship SN15 prototype. His private space agency, SpaceX, is hoping that this upcoming test flight will have a successful landing.
SpaceX confirmed that the vehicle to transfer SN15 in South Texas, as well as other paperwork required, is now prepared for the upcoming Starship flight attempt.
To give you more idea, here are other major details of SpaceX's upcoming Starship SN15 test flight.
Starship's SN15 Launch Date
According to Ars Technica's latest report, SpaceX already received authorization from South Texas' local officials. Thanks to their approval, Elon Musk's space agency confirmed that the flight test of the new SN15 prototype will take place on Tuesday, May 4, at exactly 12:00 p.m. local time (17:00 UTC) until 8:00 p.m. local time (01:00 UTC Wednesday/April 5).
The upcoming space mission will start at the Orbital Launch Site and the designated area in South Texas. Elon Musk's 5th Starship flight attempt is expected to be a success since SN15 has undergone several risk reduction tests before it shoots up into orbit.
This is currently an important space activity for SpaceX as it already lost its four full-scale rocket prototypes, specifically the previous SN8, SN9, SN10, and SN11.
Starship SN15's Features
SpaceX confirmed that its new SN15 has the capability to reach 10 kilometers and land successfully, which was also the previous goal of its predecessors.
On the other hand, Elon Musk previously confirmed that his space agency has conducted hundreds of design enhancements for its new Starship SN15 prototype.
These improvements cover structures, engines, and avionics or software. If you want to see more information, all you have to do is click here.
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Written by: Griffin Davis