What did Elon Musk’s tweet say about SpaceX’s Starship, the fully reusable launch vehicle

Elon Musk has given a clue about his big project Starship still being in its experimental phase. He said earlier today on Twitter, “I can’t say for sure that Starship will reach escape velocity, but my hubris certainly has.”

Starship is a fully-reusable super-heavy lift launch vehicle developed by Elon Musk founded SpaceX. Starship is the most powerful, two-Stage-to-orbit launch vehicle that consists of the super heavy booster stage and the spacecraft. The spacecraft is again divided into four stages such as cargo, crew, propellant, tanker, and lunar lander. The complete space vehicle is reusable and powered by Raptor engines.

SpaceX has successfully completed the fifth high-altitude flight test of a Starship serial number 15 (SN15) prototype. According to reports by SpaceX, the SN15 is powered by three Raptor engines which serially shut down once it reached approximately 10 km in altitude. SN15 then performed a propellant transition to internal header tanks and reoriented itself for the descent. The starship prototype version landed safely in its intended location using its computer-controlled four flaps. According to SpaceX, “SN15’s Raptor engines reignited as the vehicle performed the landing flip maneuver immediately before touching down for a nominal landing on the pad.”

SpaceX says that the fully reusable launch vehicle Starship is still being tested several times before it can become fully operational. The reusable, super-heavy lift vehicle is designed for carrying both cargo and crew for a long duration interplanetary journey both to Mars and Moon. However, the Starship is still in its observational and experimental mode before it can deliver its uninterrupted services to the betterment of humanity.

Elon Musk’s tweet hinted that his confidence is boosting as SpaceX’s Starship qualifies the successful test flights. Even though it hasn’t yet reached its escape velocity to leave for Earth’s orbit, the successful test flights show it will in near future.