SPACEX AND STARSHIP

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is about to take its most daring leap yet with a round-the-world test flight of its mammoth Starship.

SpaceX

  • Space is a rocket company founded by Elon Musk.
  • It was created with the mission of taking humans to Mars.
  • Headquarters: Hawthorne, California.
  • It was founded in 2002 by Elon Musk with the stated goal of reducing space transportation costs to enable the colonization of Mars. 

Starlink:

  • SpaceX is developing a satellite internet constellation named Starlink to provide commercial internet service.
  • In January 2020, the Starlink constellation became the largest satellite constellation ever launched.

Starship:

  • The company is also developing Starship, a privately funded, fully reusable, super heavy-lift launch system for interplanetary and orbital spaceflight.
  • It is intended to become SpaceX’s primary orbital vehicle once operational.
  • Starship is a super-heavy lift rocket that can transport large payloads to space.

Applications:

  • Deploy heavier payloads with greater range.
  • To deploy larger swarms of Starlink internet satellites.

SOURCE: THE HINDU, THE ECONOMIC TIMES, PIB

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