Spacex is planning to launch and test its second Starship designated “SN9” today 2 February 2021.
The Spacecraft will launch from Boca Chica Texas and reach an altitude of 10km. It will then return to the launch facility using its fins and thrusters in a controlled free fall before performing a flip manoeuvre and landing upright if all goes well.
Watch the Next Step in Commercial Space Travel to the Moon and Mars
Due to a Raptor engine auto-abort at T-1 second, the SpaceX team is standing down from Tuesday’s attempt of a high-altitude suborbital flight test of Starship serial number 8 (SN8) from our site in Cameron County, Texas. We have additional test opportunities available on Wednesday, December 9 and Thursday, December 10. The schedule is dynamic and likely to change, as is the case with all development testing. Stay tuned for more information on the next target test date and time. Read More on the official SpaceX website… Credit: SpaceX
Jupiter and Saturn get close and personal in the Night Sky this month
Christmas Star – Jupiter and Saturn are getting closer to each other in the night sky otherwise known as a conjunction. On December 21st 2020 – Winter Solstice, the two gas giants come very close together forming what many are calling the Christmas Star. They will appear closer than they have for the last 800 years!