For several years, Elon Musk, the CEO of Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX), has been working on various space-related initiatives. One of his most recent projects is the Starship launch vehicle platform, which is now being built at SpaceX’s Boca Chica, Texas headquarters.
The rocket, which will replace the company’s mainstay Falcon 9 rocket, will carry out interplanetary and lunar missions.
The new rocket is also anticipated to help the business rapidly extend its Starlink constellation of internet satellites.
According to Musk, it will make it the world’s most giant functioning rocket.
Musk recently announced in a series of Tweets that SpaceX is presently working on the Starship’s first stage booster, dubbed “Super Heavy,” following the successful landing of a prototype of the platform’s upper stage.
This booster will be in charge of launching the vehicle’s payloads beyond the Earth’s atmosphere. As many as 29 Raptor full-flow staged-combustion methane-fueled rocket engines will be included in the final product. By the end of the year, the number of engines will be increased to 32.