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Starship Prepares for 4th Test Flight in 3-5 Weeks: Aims to Generate More Thrust, Elon Musk told the plan

Starship’s Latest Flight: Reports suggest that the Starship rocket is poised for its fourth test launch in 3 to 5 weeks.

The world’s most massive rocket, Starship, is gearing up for another test launch. According to reports, it is slated for its fourth testing phase within the next 3 to 5 weeks, as confirmed by Elon Musk himself. Musk, the owner of SpaceX, the company behind Starship’s development, revealed this information. Responding to a query, Musk stated that the upcoming launch aims to subject Starship to even higher temperatures than the previous test. Notably, earlier this year, Starship underwent its third test flight, which was largely successful until it lost contact with the control room at the last moment.

What is Starship?

Starship is a reusable rocket comprising two primary components: the passenger-carrying section and the super heavy rocket booster. With a total length of 394 feet (120 meters) and weighing 50 million kilograms, Starship boasts a thrust capability of 16 million pounds (70 meganewtons). This is nearly twice the thrust generated by NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket.

Starship’s Role

Scientists envision Starship playing a crucial role in ferrying humans and vital equipment to the Moon and Mars in the future. This advancement could mark a significant leap toward humanity becoming a multi-planetary species. NASA’s Artemis mission aims to return humans to the Moon, with subsequent plans for Martian exploration. Rockets like Starship are poised to play a pivotal role in realizing these ambitions over the coming decades.

Elon Musk has articulated plans for an even larger iteration of Starship, standing at 500 feet tall—a 20 percent increase over the current model. This expansion is intended to align with future missions to Mars.

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