The historic Starship rocket, created by Elon Musk’s company, is one step closer to its first orbital test flight. SpaceX has received permission from a special regulator, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), after a long wait, to allow the spacecraft to continue operating the spacecraft near Starbase. Recall that with this device, no more, no less, people are planned to launch on Mars.
The FAA had to assess the impact of the company’s test flights on the environment, particularly off the coast of South Texas. On the ecosystem. The report was supposed to be signed last year, but the date has been postponed many times as other agencies have been involved. Public opinion was also taken into account.
SpaceX responded to the event on its official Twitter page.
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) June 13, 2022
In order not to damage the biodiversity and vegetation near the spaceport, the company must perform more than 75 points. This will reduce the risk of any danger as much as possible. Also, when launching a rocket, the duration of a temporary blockage of the highway should be reduced so as not to restrict the movement of people walking on the beach or in the park for a long time. 18 holidays are predetermined when traffic on the road will not stop. This is only allowed on 5 weekends a year.
In addition, SpaceX should allow biologists to observe the ecosystem, warn residents about noisy activities, and make the spaceport’s lighting system more eco-friendly.
The Starship is a reusable spacecraft planned to colonize Mars. Prior to that, he will participate in NASA’s lunar program Artemis. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.