Updated: Aug 7
The SN5 prototype of Starship's giant rocket, Starship developed by SpaceX to transport people and cargo to the Moon and Mars in general, has reached a height of 150 meters and landed on the ground. Under the page you can go video link.
The massive SN5 Starship prototype of the Starship rocket, developed by SpaceX for Mars and Moon missions, managed to reach a planned altitude of 150 meters in Texas. Taking an extremely slow and controlled take-off, the prototype shows that positive improvements have been made considering previous unsuccessful attempts.
After successfully testing the large cylindrical stainless steel structure, a statement came from the CEO of SpaceX. Musk, who shares his Twitter account as "Mars looks real," will benefit from this massive rocket in the coming months of the Moon and Mars journeys.
In addition to its size and weight, the SN5 prototype, which needed a high power on take-off due to its operation with a single Raptor engine, left a massive cloud of dust behind it. The prototype, which managed to go down smoothly after reaching a height of 150 meters, is expected to be used in future tests. We've seen some of SpaceX's earlier prototypes burst on or after take off. Seeing the errors in the previous tests and paying attention to this in new rockets, SpaceX makes more successful flights.
SpaceX's ultimate goal in the Starship rocket is to transport people and cargo on long journeys. If everything goes as planned, the company will carry 100 people to Mars at once, or it can carry up to 100 tons of cargo in cargo shipments. These numbers are planned to start a brand new process in the space industry.
In the successful test of the SN5 Starship rocket, SpaceX's new generation Raptor rocket engines were included. The latest version is designed with the capacity to run 6 Raptor engines. It is known that Starship will have 31 Raptor engines in its big journeys such as the Moon and Mars. When we consider huge cargo loads such as 100 tons, we can say that so many engines may be required.