Elon Musk has published pictures of the ship Starship
The founder of the aerospace company SpaceX Elon Musk has published pictures of the second stage of the rocket carrier Starship.
The picture was taken on the SpaceX spaceport in Texas (USA). “Just completed installation of the rocket Starship on the SpaceX spaceport in Texas. This is the real picture, not a prototype,” wrote a businessman on his Twitter page.
Starship test flight rocket just finished assembly at the @SpaceX Texas launch site. This is an actual picture, not a rendering. pic.twitter.com/k1HkueoXaz
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 11, 2019
The second stage super-heavy launch vehicle Starship are equipped with seven engines of the Raptor and is designed to output the payload into orbit then return and run. Starship dimensions: height — 55 m, diameter — 9 m. tests of vertical take-off and landing will begin in the spring of this year. The first stage is called Super Heavy, and equipped with a 31 engine Raptor (dimensions: height — 63 m, diameter — 9 m).