Aeronautics company Ilona Mask SpaceX has begun the construction of 50-meter Starship stainless steel rockets.
Next-generation missiles will be equipped with three12 Mt thrust engines. They are intended for the transportation of large cargoes, as well as the delivery of people into space for flights to the moon, Mars and beyond.
After the project for Starship Mk 2 was submitted last month and the preliminary deadlines for the ship to enter orbit were announced, the company began installing three rockets.
Shining towers from stainless steel that will become rocket bodies. On the ground are also visible stacked sets of rings, prepared for installation.
In addition to these two missiles, the company is creating another one at its Texas base in Boca Chica.
Earlier during the presentation of the Starship projectSpaceX CEO Elon Musk said suborbital testing of the Mk 2 version should take place in the next couple of months. If they are successful, the construction of the Mk 3 will begin immediately.
In addition to transport, space companies are planningcreate a comfortable infrastructure for travelers. Gateway recently unveiled the design of the first space hotel with artificial gravity and all the amenities available on Earth.