SpaceX, owned by Elon Musk, has filed for permits with the Federal Communications Commision seeking the adequate clearance for the Starship spacecraft to communicate with its prototype during its maiden voyage. Set to launch from South Texas, SpaceX’sStarship spacecraft is one of the projects involved in the company’s attempt to propagate life on Mars. CEO and Founder Musk is trying to attain sustainability by making reusable rockets which he claims can be used a thousand times. This flagship project uses methane as an eco-friendly fuel. According to Musk, it may also be possible to refuel the rockets using methane which might be extracted from the surface of Mars.
In a recent tweet, Elon Musk said, “Getting ready for flight of orbital class Starship design. Starship is SpaceX’s project for a manned mission to Mars. Musk has an ambitious plan of sending a tiny group for an expedition around the moon in around four years after which the first trip to Mars can take place in an attempt to establish a human presence there.
In a recent demonstration called ‘Starhopper’, Musk attempted and succeeded with a 500 ft. jump with a test vehicle from the Launchpad. This debut voyage plans for the real thing to attain a height of around 74000 ft.