The space company SpaceX announced important news – regulators have issued all the necessary permits for the second flight test of the Starship super-heavy rocket.
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has confirmed that it has licensed Starship for a second launch.. Management representatives stated:
The FAA has determined that SpaceX meets all safety, environmental, policy and financial responsibility requirements.
The launch is scheduled to take place on Friday (November 17, 2023) from the Starbase test spaceport in the area of Boca Chica, Texas.. The launch is scheduled for a two-hour window that opens at 8 a.m. local Eastern Time (4 p.m. Moscow time. The launch will be broadcast live. You can see it, for example, here:
The first attempt to launch the world's largest rocket was unsuccessful, it took place on April 20, 2023. Then the Starship upper stage was unable to separate from the Super Heavy launch vehicle as planned.. SpaceX sent a command to self-destruct the ship a few minutes after launch. The incredibly powerful rocket even damaged the orbital launcher at Starbase and made a large crater in the concrete.