SpaceX postponed for two days a test flight of its giant Starship rocket into space, minutes before the countdown was launched, due to a technical problem with one of the pressure valves in the rocket system’s thrust. The world’s largest and most powerful rocket was supposed to launch from a SpaceX facility owned by billionaire Elon Musk, Texas.
rescinded SpaceX Corporationowned by a billionaire Elon MuskA new rocket system launched into space in the final minutes of the countdown due to a valve froze, delaying the launch of the uncrewed test flight by two days.
And it consists The new missile system It has two stages, the Starship and the Super Heavy.
The missile vehicle, which has a height of 120 meters, from SpaceX’s facility in Boca Chica, Texas, with a two-hour launch window opening at 8 a.m. EDT (1200 GMT).
But the California-based space company announced in a live broadcast on the Internet that the launch of the flight, which takes two hours, will be postponed 90 minutes to space for 48 At least an hour, she attributed her decision to a frozen pressure valve in the missile system’s propellant. SpaceX faces enormous challenges once it launches a spacecraft that, if successfully launched, will instantly become the most powerful rocket on Earth.
The experiment marks a milestone in SpaceX’s ambition to send humans back to the moon and eventually to Mars, which is also the main goal of NASA’s spaceflight program.
“You shouldn’t expect success,” Musk told a private audience on Twitter Sunday night. He added that the best-case scenario would provide important data on how the spacecraft ascended into space and how it returned to Earth.
“Success may not come tomorrow… It is very difficult,” he said.
Musk added Sunday evening that the flight would “likely” be delayed rather than launched on Monday. SpaceX has backup launch windows on Tuesday and Wednesday around the same times.