Elon Musk’s SpaceX Prepping pivotal engine test
SpaceX intends to fire up all 33 of its engines before launching its massive Starship launch system into orbit for the first time. This is an important step in the company’s mission to the moon and Mars. Gwynne Shotwell, president and chief operating officer, announced Wednesday (8 February 2023) at an industry conference that the so-called static fire is slated.
SpaceX Preppi pivotal engine test: Key Points
- The business, formerly known as Space Exploration Technologies Corp., fueled the rocket and booster with propellant in a “wet dress rehearsal” roughly two weeks before the announcement.”
- The Starship is SpaceX’s next-generation launch vehicle that can carry both people and cargo into deep space.
- During a speech at a business conference in Washington that the Federal Aviation Administration was a co-sponsor of, Shotwell made the remarks.
- Shotwell also discussed the necessity of using its Starlink satellite technology to support the Ukrainian military effort within reasonable bounds.