Elon Musk raised a series of fan questions on Twitter on Sunday and announced that the current goal for a full presentation of Starship, SpaceX's next generation reusable space rocket and a key element of the business plan to Mars, could be achieved Come already at the end of July.
SpaceX CEO also noted that the company's most recent test with one of its Raptor rocket engines (official test "SN6") was "overall successful" despite A crash, since the overall purpose of the test was to test the outer limits of the engine's tolerances with respect to the fuel ratio.
SpaceX's official spaceship presentation was scheduled to take place "a few weeks after Hopper's hover," according to Musk. This refers to the test flights with StarHopper (or "hopper" for short flights) of short duration, but which can not be fully started will instead turn on the engine. It should help prove their profitability for the later launch. In April, StarHopper conducted a tethered hop test. The next step is to do this test without tethered. This is more realistic than ever after last night's test solved a key problem with Raptor engine vibrations at a certain operating frequency.
Once Hopper completes the tests, SpaceX is unlikely to continue working with the scaled down prototype Designed specifically for small-scale testing and large-scale test rocket construction, we will hear the company's plans in much greater detail when this official Starship presentation actually takes place.