SpaceX begins to recruit technical specialists for the design and construction of a network of offshore spaceports.
SpaceX planning to build offshore Spaceports
Despite the pandemic, Elon Musk not only refused to postpone his ambitious plan to create a hypersonic planetary transport network, but also decided to accelerate its implementation. On Twitter, he confirmed the recruitment of engineers and other professionals for the Starship project..
The company plans to create a network «floating spaceports», which will serve as departure and landing points for small passenger carriers for hypersonic travel on Earth. Such a transport system will allow you to get to anywhere in the world in less than an hour. Ultimately, these spaceports should become launch platforms for launching large rockets to the Moon and Mars and the basis of the future interplanetary communication network..
It is much more convenient to place platforms on the water, since you do not need to worry about the noise and safety of the environment. territory. Nevertheless, the implementation of such a large project will take time, Elon Musk himself expects the start of test flights no earlier than in 2-3 years..
text: Ilya Bauer, photo: SpaceX