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SpaceX has received a license to launch the “Super Heavy” and “Starship” combination. The launch window opens at 14:00 Norwegian time Monday. The combination is bigger and more powerful than the rocket that took men to the moon.

All tests have been completed. The only thing left is a license from the American aviation authority, FAA.

– We’ve done a thorough process. SpaceX meets all requirements, the FAA announced Friday evening Norwegian time.

In order to grant SpaceX a license, the FAA has previously imposed various conditions. The company has fulfilled this. The requirements referred to include safety, environment and finance. The last thing that remains is environmental requirements. That’s what the FAA says is now acceptable. The license is valid for five years.

Big plan. In this image from SpaceX, several Starships are standing on the surface of planet Mars.

Photo: SpaceX

Monster rocket

The most powerful rocket to date is the “Falcon Heavy” from SpaceX. The most powerful rocket ever used for space missions was the Saturn V. It brought the first humans to the surface of the moon.

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket launches

The “Falcon Heavy” is by far SpaceX’s most powerful rocket. Here from launching in Florida earlier this year.

Photo: JOE SKIPPER / Reuters

“Super Heavy” and “Starship” broke all records. “Super Heavy” is a launch vehicle. “Starship” is the second stage and spaceship.

“Super Heavy” is 69 meters high. It has 33 engines. It has 75.9 thrust meganewton (A huge amount).

Combination rise a full 120 meters above the ground. That’s nine meters more than the Saturn V.

Harbor on the sea

Both “Super Heavy” and “Starship” were designed to be reusable. During testing, they will still be destroyed. Both launched as a single unit. After a few minutes, “Starship” will separate from “Super Heavy”.

SpaceX wants to show off a lot during the first ride. Are as follows:

  • That the launch vehicle successfully transported the ship into space.
  • That the launch vehicle is capable of making a soft landing on Earth.
  • That the ship could survive coming back from outer space.

“Super Heavy” will simulate landing. It will take place in the ocean just east of the launch site. The rocket will slow down and reach zero vertical velocity right on the surface. There it will capsize and sink.

Rocket from Elon Musk SpaceX ready to launch in Texas

SpaceX’s new “Super Heavy” rocket is ready to launch in Texas.

Photo: SPACEX / Reuters

The “Starship” will use its own engine to nearly reach the speed needed to enter orbit. Over the Pacific Ocean, it will hit the atmosphere. If it survives, it will float downward towards the surface of the ocean.

The encounter will be so brutal that the “Spaceship” will be destroyed. SpaceX predicted the plane would explode. “Starship” will not attempt to simulate a landing.

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