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Elon Musk shared a photo in which you can see the enormous size that the new Starship SN24 rockets will have in which his aerospace company SpaceX is working.
In the image, taken from one of the company’s hangars, it can be seen that It is the largest rocket built by SpaceX to date as it has a height of 400 feet with a weight that can reach up to 1,000,000 tons..
After the publication of the photo, the post accumulates more than 10,000 retweets and 151,000 likes along with dozens of comments from users who were amazed about the new rocket and its dimensions.
According to previous comments made by Musk, It is expected that this new type of rocket will be used in the first instance to put payloads such as satellites and other types of components into orbit. that may be required in both the civil and military spheres.
This includes the deployment of a large part of the Starlink satellite fleet, another of the companies owned by Musk and which intends to offer a satellite connection to broadband Internet throughout the world.
Likewise, Starship rockets are also designed to carry out space missions for other companies, and even NASA because they are devices that, like the Falcon 9 rocket, are reusable.
In later stages, it is expected that it can be used to carry out future missions with astronauts to Mars, whose colonization is one of Elon Musk’s objectives..
As its name indicates, the Starship SN24 is the 24th prototype to be tested by SpaceX, in what has been a trial and error process that began in 2005 with the first designs of the device.
Nevertheless, it was not until 2021 when the rocket was able to make the first flight, of about 6.2 miles, with a successful landing. This was possible after multiple failed attempts during which explosions occurred on multiple occasions at the time of landfall.
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