As SpaceX continues to check and prep Starship in Boca Chica, Texas, its CEO took to Twitter to verify a possible orbital launch.
In reply to an issue on Twitter, Musk noted:
If the remaining tests go well, we’ll attempt a Starship launch next month.
If remaining tests go well, we will attempt a Starship launch next month
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 4, 2023
As Drive Tesla reported in January, SpaceX accomplished a full wet dress rehearsal at Starbase. The rehearsal saw the fully stacked Starship stuffed with ten million kilos of propellent and multiple ground tests run.
Although we have no idea the precise date for the launch, we do know the proposed flight plan via a filing with the Federal Communication Commission.
The rocket will launch from Starbase in Texas, with the Super Heavy boosters landing at sea. Starship will proceed through the Straits of Florida and head west before softly landing within the Pacific Ocean northwest of Kauai. In total, the flight should last around ninety minutes.
There remains to be some work and testing, including a full fire of all of the engines. Nevertheless, it does appear that we are going to see the primary orbital launch of Starship next month.