SpaceX has scheduled the first commercial launch of Starship for 2021 (2 photos)

SpaceX announced that the first full-fledged commercial mission to launch the SpaceX Starship and Super Heavy space systems (BFR or Big Falcon Rocket before renaming) is likely to take place as early as 2021. Despite the fact that the events voiced by Ilon Mask never happen on the specified date, they are still being implemented and will not go unnoticed, since they are significant in the space industry, Jonathan Hofeller, SpaceX vice president of commercial sales, said the company is actively negotiating with potential customers about the first commercial launch of the Starship system in about two years. Hofeller noted that the first customers of SpaceX for commercial flights will be three telecommunications companies. SpaceX intends to replace its current partially reusable Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy launchers with reusable Super Heavy boosters with an upper Starship stage, the introduction of which will significantly reduce the cost of launches. Before commercial flights, SpaceX plans to carry out several more test trials and experimental launches.

Sam Richards

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