” We’ll be ready again in a month or two “. the Elon Musk In the text, Saturday, April 22, two days later The long awaited Starship launchDesigned to be the most powerful missile ever built. It was just a test that ended in a bang. We build, we try, we fail, we learn, and then we start again with the SpaceX philosophy.
However, as the days go by, we realize that the company has not gone far from the disaster. Basically the point of the question: the launch pad, obviously, is not designed to withstand the shock of the simultaneous ignition of the 33 engines of the Starship monster. It is in poor condition, its foundations bare, and it is hard to see how it can be repaired in a couple of months.
Even worse, rubble was blown hundreds of meters, even kilometers around. And that’s problematic, because SpaceX’s facility in Boca Chica, Texas borders a nature preserve. Obviously, she was also affected by this launch.
It remains to be seen what the Federal Aviation Administration, the US aviation authority, which grants licenses for these flights, will say. It is considering the consequences of this test and wants to make sure everything is in line with the commitments SpaceX has made to protect the environment near the facilities.
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