The mighty, would-be Mars rocket has made two low-altitude flights, and America's rocket man says he has much more to show us soon.
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After trying on a few names, including Big Falcon Rocket, Big F@#$ing Rocket and just BFR, Musk appears to have settled on calling the big rocket Super Heavy and the spacecraft that it pairs with Starship.
Now that SpaceX has completed two successful very low altitude flights, or "hops," of its single-engine Starship prototype, dubbed Starhopper, Musk says he's ready to give an update on those specs and on the future of Starship.
"Starship update will be on Sept 28th, anniversary of SpaceX reaching orbit," the CEO tweeted after the Starhopper successfully flew to a height of about 490 feet (149 meters) and touched back down at the company's Boca Chica, Texas test site on Aug. 27.
Then, in October, SpaceX hopes to launch a more advanced Starship prototype to an altitude of 20 km (12 miles), which is roughly one-fourth to one-fifth of the way to space. This next test will be followed by an attempt at reaching orbit "shortly thereafter."
Musk has said his company is actually building a pair of orbital Starship prototypes with at least three Raptor engines each. The duo's names are Mk1 and Mk2, with one being constructed at Boca Chica, and the other at SpaceX facilities in Florida, respectively.
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Musk expects Mk1 to "be fully assembled" by the time he takes the stage Sept. 28 to share all the rest of the details of what's next for Starship.
During previous Starship-related events, Musk has shared not only his vision for a Martian city but also a plan to launch a group of artists around the moon in just a few years and the possibility of using Starship for super-quick international flights via space.
There's really no telling what Musk's next big idea for his biggest rocket yet will be, but it's pretty sure to be out of this world, or at least come with a dose of Musk's patented otherworldly flair.