This week the company rockets Elon Musk could ignite, The biggest missile currently in its stable, as well as its next generation Eventually will take passengers to Mars.
The so-called static or "hold-down" test launches of two missiles can take place as soon as Sunday Starship prototype and Monday, April 1 for the Falcon Heavy, but this is not an April Fool's joke.
We did not see Falcon Heavy in Action since its successful demonstration flight in 2018 that sentBut SpaceX planned to use the Heavy to launch payloads for paying customers in a few months.
Now, after some delays, falcons Heavy can launch a communications satellite Arabsat 6 into orbit from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, as soon as April 7 this configuration Falcon Heavy will consist of three "Ultimate embodiment horses SpaceX rocket meant for reuse up to 100 times. But the first heavy must pass the test successful static fire is currently installed on Monday.
Meanwhile, single-engine "Bunker" prototype Starship works to fire tests on the test stand of the company in Boca Chica, Texas. Musk said that the first test will not see the rocket to get very high off the ground, if at all, but the FAA has issued a closure of airspace for the region on Monday from Thursday. The same will also be the closing act on Sunday and Monday.
Over the past few weeks have been several periods of gas venting from the Starship prototype webcam shown on a large, brilliant cone. Reports by local media showed SpaceX felt fuel tank missiles and other systems in preparation for the main event.
The company itself has been quiet about what is happening in Boca Chica. SpaceX, but he did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Despite this, the chances are pretty good, we will see a fire under a large rocket SpaceX or another somewhere in the next few days.
Originally published on 29 March.
Updated 31 March: Adds a new test timeframe.