Already on 24 August, the next jump of the Starship starship will take place. The expected flight height is approximately 200 meters. It is not high, but as part of tests it is enough. Later there will be something more interesting.
The small prototype is currently equipped with one Raptor engine, but the next modification should mean an increase of up to three. Although the engines are powerful, however, the 3 will not allow you to fly into orbit. Ultimately, there will be 6 of them. Then the ship will go to space without any problem.
In the coming weeks, SpaceX engineers will submit a larger prototype of the two parts that are being built at the Texas test center in Boca Chica. Most likely, the larger prototype will also initially be equipped with three Raptor engines, and finally at 6. Then it will take to the orbit, but do not expect that this will take place this year. Interestingly, the SuperHeavy rocket is to have as many as 35 Raptor engines.
Elon Musk also announced a conference on which he will reveal new details regarding the company’s plans for testing the ship’s prototype and those related to the finished vehicle and the SuperHeavy rocket. Apparently the conference will also deal with the planned flight around the moon and landing on it. We can also count on new information about the first mission to Mars and plans to build a colony there.