Starship the best rocket to go far from earth


Zachary tremblay, journalist


In July 2019, the company SpaceX designed a rocket in America called Starship to go on the moon and mars.

SpaceX is a rocket company owned by the CEO entrepreneur Elon Musk that also owns the car brand Tesla and he is  the richest men on the earth. Elon Musk founded his company in 2002 and he said‘’ I made SpaceX with the goal to make space flight more affordable’’

After many failures of the prototypes, the sn15 became the first one to launch and landed successfully, but sn 20 will be the first one to be launched by the Super Heavy Rocket. Many more starships will be made to send as many flights  from the Starbase in South Texas in the Boca chica village each day.

The Starship has for goal to send a lot of people to Mars and to send the equipment to survive there. Elon Musk has the project to colonize the red planet. ”I want to send people on the red planet in 2026 with my Starship” said Elon Musk. The Starship will have many designs. Some to carry people, some to carry cargo and equipment, some for Mars, some for the Moon.

The Starship itself weighs 160 to 200 tons and measures 50 meters. The space ship has 3 raptors engines and 3 other boosters that are a lot stronger. The rocket will be launched by the Super Heavy, a big rocket launcher that has 32 of the strongest boosters in the world, the raptors. A raptor is a booster able to push 230 tons up to space. The super heavy measures 70 meters and will be able to push around 7500 tons. The sn20 is protected from fire by heat shield tiles because the entry into the atmosphere of the earth is very hot. This protection is called TPS(Thermal Protection System). There are also many Super Heavy, such as the b4 and b3 and some more in construction.

The starship has the double thrust capacity of the Saturn 5 rocket, the rocket that went on the moon.