BN 1 Fully Stacked
Space x has fully stacked their first super-heavy booster prototype Also known as BN1 or Booster No. 1. This super-heavy booster is also the largest rocket booster in the world currently in production. Once fully manufactured, it will be powered by SpaceX’s latest 28 raptor engines. Its total height is 220 feet and it is capable of carrying a load of about 150t into space. Unable to view landing legs on this prototype. According to Elon musk, they intend to catch the super-heavy booster with the launch tower arm. Click here to know more about it.
Elon musk said that this BN1 booster will not be launched. He says this is just a pathfinder. Because this booster is only used to study problems during construction and transportation. This BN 1 prototype is likely to perform a cryogenic proof test and static fire. But no dates have set for that yet.
The next BN2 prototype will be use for the first launch. If BN2 succeeds, the first orbital launch will take place by the middle of this year. According to current information, the superheavy BN 3 booster and starship SN 20 will be used for the first orbital launch. The following note will give you an idea of the prototypes currently under construction.
SN11 launch updates
The Starship SN11 prototype is now ready for its high altitude flight test. Last week it successfully performed the cryogenic proof test and the RCS system test. But for some reason, its first static fire failed. But today, there was a second static fire. If it was successful, sn11’s high altitude flight test will be in the next two days. The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) has also issued a TFR (Temporary Flight Restriction) for the next few days.
|Primary Date||March 26, 2021|