area. The launch of the spacecraft was delayed 48 hours because of technical issues

The frozen strain valve delayed the launch of the spacecraft by not less than 48 hours, the large rocket developed by Elon Musk’s firm SpaceX, which was scheduled to hold out its first check flight yesterday.

“In the present day’s (yesterday) flight check try was canceled; the staff is engaged on the following accessible alternative,” the corporate introduced on its official Twitter account.

With a top of 120 meters and a diameter of 9 meters, it’s the largest and strongest rocket within the historical past of aeronautical engineering and was designed to move satellites, supplies and astronauts to the orbits of the Earth, the Moon and Mars. Along with its huge dimension, it additionally stands out for its energy, offered by SpaceX’s 33 Raptor engines, which permit as much as 150 tons to be despatched into area with every launch, in line with the corporate on its web site.

The rocket consists of a mix of the 50-meter spacecraft and the 70-meter heavy propellant. Each are designed to be reused.

NASA and different associate area businesses within the Artemis program have signed a contract for a Starship to hold astronauts to the lunar floor beginning in 2025.