You may want to dial back again your anticipations for the initially substantial-altitude SpaceX Starship flight. Elon Musk now says the flight with the SN8 prototype will leading out at 15km, or shut to 50,000ft, rather of the 18km and 60,000ft he’d outlined previously. It’s not crystal clear what prompted the reduced expectations, but Musk extra that the rocket would get its nosecone and front flaps “next week.”
He also showed recent development on the prototype, noting that the rear body flaps had been currently in put. An SN9 prototype is thanks in October.