SpaceX has successfully landed the Starship rocket , which it plans to use to fly astronauts to the Moon in ten years . Flying in the test, the Starship SN15 made history as the first Starship to make a successful soft landing after descending from a height of 10 km. In all of the previous tests, we have seen that various Starship iterations exploded on landing or were successful to varying degrees.
Performed at Boca Chica in Texas, the main purpose of the mission was to ensure a successful soft landing for SpaceX. In the meantime, it is seen that a fire broke out near the base of the ship during the landing. As fires could cause an explosion, as happened with the Starship SN10 in March, SpaceX will definitely have to solve this in future missions.
After the SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s landing Starship, Starship landing is nominal, ie, a via Twitter to report that everything went as planned share found.
Starship landing nominal!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 5, 2021
At the end of April, it was stated that the Federal Aviation Administration gave SpaceX permission to launch three Starships. These will be the newly launched SN15 as well as the SN16 and SN17. It is not yet clear when the next two launches will be launched, but these launches are expected to take place in a short time. We will see if SpaceX has really perfected the landing and if it can stop fires on the landing strip.