Musk noted the importance of the Starship.
After a failed test of a prototype Starship, the founder of SpaceX, addressed the employees of the company in an open letter. Despite the successful launch astronauts to the ISS, he urged them not to relax – and noted that the priority of SpaceX in the near future remain not passenger transportation services to earth orbit, and a larger-scale project, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to the Channel 24.
Even during the presentation of the ship Starship Elon Musk stated that SpaceX is preparing a new flagship project, for which the company will concentrate all the power. This time, Musk has emphasized the importance of the Starship.
Please consider that today the main priority of SpaceX, except that it will reduce the risk associated with the return of Crew Dragon, remains Starship. The promotion of [its] construction should occur dramatically and immediately
– said Musk.
Now SpaceX is working on reusable system for interplanetary flight, represented superheavy Super Heavy rocket and spaceship Starship. It is expected that both degrees will be capable of self-landing, and will also be suitable for repeated flights. Starship in the future plan to use to deliver people to the moon and Mars – the capacity of the ship has up to a hundred people.
Recently tested a prototype Starship SN4 was severely damaged in an explosion caused by methane leak. However, SpaceX has prepared a new test stand and the Assembly of Starship SN5 and SN6 coming to an end. In parallel, the company began work on the next version of the prototype. First cargo mission to Mars is still planned for 2022.