Wow. It’s kind of amazing how fast they are moving, but I’m over being surprised. It sounds like the first orbital test for Starship will be part of the first flight test for the Superheavy booster. Two birds, one stone, I guess. It also sounds like both the booster and the Starship are going to “land” in the ocean. So it seems there is no intention to reuse them, and the main goal is getting data you can’t get any other way. Maybe there’s too much risk involved with trying to land an untested booster that size on the landing pad, and landing a starship after re-entry. I’m very excited to see this test!Some really big plans for orbiting StarShip are coming up.
Elon Musk's SpaceX revealed its plan for the next step in testing of its next-generation Starship rocket.www.cnbc.com
I’d love to be a Sirius XM DJ but the commute would be pricey.From: https://www.space.com/spacex-sirius-sxm-8-satellite-launch-webcast
A two-stage Falcon 9 rocket flight is scheduled to take off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station here in Florida. Liftoff is expected at 12:26 a.m. EDT (0426 GMT) during a one-hour 59-minute window.
Perched atop the 230-foot-tall (70 meters) Falcon 9 is the high-powered Sirius XM-8 (SXM-8) satellite built by Maxar Technologies for Sirius XM. It's the second of two radio satellites launched by SpaceX for the company as part of an effort to replace outdated ones currently in orbit.
You'll be able to watch the launch on this page, as well as here and on the Space.com homepage, courtesy of SpaceX, once a webcast is available. You can also watch directly from SpaceX here about 15 minutes before liftoff.
Is it unreasonably gigantic? I tried to find a graphical representation of the area. This story shows a reasonable area, or does it encompass half the State?