SpaceX will be able to resume testing with the world’s largest rocket again after safety and environmental requirements are met. The private space company has received a list from the US regulator, the FAA, of 63 points that must be met in order for the spacecraft to be able to take off again. During the last test, the rocket exploded, but the test allowed us to learn a lot of things, according to SpaceX.
Elon Musk’s company hopes to be able to manufacture a reusable rocket that, among other things, can go to Mars. In April, a test was conducted for the first time, and the complete rocket consisting of a Starship capsule and a Super Heavy launcher took off. The 120-meter test of the machine ended with an explosion and the destruction of the launch site less than four minutes later.
The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday that the explosion had “multiple causes.” In particular, measures must be taken to prevent fuel leaks and fires from occurring again, as happened during the test flight.
SpaceX said on its website Friday that several modifications have already been made to the rocket. Since the April test, lessons have been learned and various improvements to the missile and launch site have been implemented. The company says it has always worked with the process of testing, tweaks, and new releases.
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