Elon Musk seems to be excited about the first orbital flight of its SpaceX Starship. The upcoming space activity will be a big one since it will test if the giant rocket of the popular CEO has enough capability to reach beyond Earth's atmosphere.
"Raptors on Super Heavy," said Tesla's founder.
As of the moment, the billionaire's latest Twitter post was able to generate more than 13,000 retweets, 1,800 quote tweets, and 189,000 likes.
SpaceX Starship's latest photo on the social media platform attracted a lot of his fans, as well as space critics. One of the Twitter users in the comment section asked if the rocket will also use clean energy.
is this a clean energy rocket? How many tons does it emit into the atmosphere good sir.— nm808 (@passionpounder) August 2, 2021
He also called out Musk to clarify how many tons of carbon the rocket launch emits once it reaches the planet's atmosphere. As of the moment, the CEO hasn't answered his questions.
But, you can expect more details from him once the giant spaceship actually blasts off to outer space.
Elon Musk Prepares SpaceX Starship's Test Flight
According to Independent UK's latest report, the upcoming orbital flight of Elon Musk's private space company will be a major breakthrough since Starship will represent SpaceX in its upcoming out-of-this-world missions, especially since space tourism is becoming a hot topic.
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However, the giant rocket still needs to undergo a series of tests before being launched safely outside the planet. On the other hand, the test flight will also ensure that the spacecraft can safely send astronauts to outer space.
As of the moment, the giant space company still hasn't confirmed the final schedule for its upcoming orbital flight. This could still depend on the issues that it will encounter during the process.
Why Is Orbital Test Flight Important?
Space.Com reported that there are two types of space flights. These specifically include suborbital and orbital launches. Experts explained that the difference between these two test flights is the speed at which a vehicle is traveling.
If a rocket conducts an orbital flight, it must reach the so-called orbital velocity, which is faster than suborbital launches. Since this is the case, the upcoming Starship activity will be important since it concludes if the rocket can remain intact once it reaches its top speed before entering outer space.
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Written by: Griffin Davis