It’s not selected just when SN8 will make its initially flight. That could consider a though based on the accomplishment of floor checks. SpaceX initial questioned for permission to conduct a large-altitude flight in early February.
Each time the flight happens, it will stand for an important milestone for SpaceX. Starship is the key to the company’s long term now that Crew Dragon appears to be a achievements. While sixty,000ft is considerably from area (that begins at approximately sixty two miles), achieving such altitude would present that Starship is practical for additional than short jumps. It would also symbolize 1 of the final significant steps before Starship reaches orbit and, inevitably, fulfils SpaceX’s dreams of area tourism and interplanetary journeys.
SN8 Starship with flaps & nosecone ought to be performed in about a 7 days. Then static fireplace, checkouts, static fireplace, fly to 60,000 ft & back.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September twelve, 2020