SpaceX to Roll Starship SN15 to Launch Site on April 12 or April 13



SpaceX launches are happening often right now (there’s a Falcon 9 launch happening as we speak for Starlink), and if you’re waiting for the next Starship prototype test, it could come as soon as next week.

According to @BocaChicaGal (Mary), SpaceX will be rolling the Starship SN15 to the Boca Chica, Texas launch site on Friday, April 9, to be launched either Monday, April 12, or Tuesday, April 13. Cameron County has already released road closures surrounding the launch, as well as nearby beach closures.

The upcoming test will contain a trial of the Starship SN15’s new thrust puck as well as the static firing of its new-generation Raptor rocket engines.

Earlier this week, SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell received the Satellite Executive of the Year Award, marking the second time Shotwell has won – with the first having happened in 2017. The executive also discussed SpaceX’s future for Starlink, its low-Earth orbit satellite internet company, which currently has about 1,320 satellites in orbit.

SpaceX’s most recent Starlink expansion is headed to Portugal, with the project set to begin as soon as June 2021.

The company may also be looking to construct a new SpaceX facility beside head Elon Musk’s other company’s facility, an electric car factory being built in Texas for Tesla, called Gigafactory Austin.


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