Luxembourg, 31 March 2021. – “One other thrilling take a look at”, SpaceX stated: Starship SN11 reached ten kilometers altitude, turned spherical for its descent after which disappeared within the thick fog of South Texas on this fourth high-altitude or “atmospheric” flight take a look at that SpaceX carried out.
Starship SN11 “shouldn’t be coming again, don’t look forward to the touchdown. We do seem to have misplaced all knowledge from the car”, SpaceX commented the frozen image of the dwell broadcast and has not given particulars of what occurred to Starship SN11 above the Starbase in Texas since.
It’s the fourth try and the fourth lack of a Starship in 4 months.
“A managed aerodynamic descent with physique flaps and vertical touchdown functionality, mixed with in-space refilling, are important to touchdown Starship at locations throughout the photo voltaic system the place ready surfaces or runways don’t exist, and returning to Earth”, SpaceX stated when it ready for the brand new try.
“This functionality will allow a completely reusable transportation system designed to hold each crew and cargo on long-duration, interplanetary flights and assist humanity return to the Moon, and journey to Mars and past.”
SpaceX has not but introduced a brand new date for the following, fifth Starship flight try.