You might want to dial once more your expectations for the first high-altitude SpaceX Starship flight. Elon Musk now says the flight with the SN8 prototype will excessive out at 15km, or close to 50,000ft, as a substitute of the 18km and 60,000ft he’d talked about earlier. It’s not clear what prompted the lowered expectations, nevertheless Musk added that the rocket would get its nosecone and entrance flaps “subsequent week.”
He moreover showed current progress on the prototype, noting that the rear physique flaps have been already in place. An SN9 prototype is due in October.