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Elon Musk showed a giant Super Heavy rocket. Booster 3 prototype ready for testing

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The founder of SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk, posted on his social media page photos showing the 70-meter Booster 3 prototype of the Super Heavy stainless steel rocket. This is the first stage that will be used to launch the Starship spacecraft.

Yesterday, the Super Heavy rocket was rolled out of the assembly shop, delivered to the Starbase site in Texas, and installed on the Test Stand A platform for testing. The Booster 3 prototype will not fly, it will allow you to test the fuel system under launch loads, which will be simulated on a test bench. The next Booster 4 prototype will be used for the first orbital launch.

In addition, Elon Musk also posted a photo showing the installed seventh segment of the service tower for the orbital launch complex. It is needed to collect the entire 120-meter rocket, which will include Super Heavy and Starship.

Elon Musk showed a giant Super Heavy rocket.  Booster 3 prototype ready for testing

The first orbital launch of Super Heavy and Starship may take place as early as August 1. After commissioning, the Super Heavy and Starship system will become the most powerful and lifting system in the entire history of space exploration. It will be used to deliver cargo and people to Earth orbit, the Moon and Mars.

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