May 31 – SpaceX purchased two abandoned offshore oil rigs in January of this year and will be working on the conversion of the rigs to be used for future interplanetary spacecraft launch missions.
Today, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the offshore launch platform Deimos is currently under construction and is expected to start launching as early as next year.
The two rigs purchased by SpaceX have been named after two of Mars’ moons, Phobos, Deimos, and are currently located off the coast of Texas in the southern United States, near the SpaceX launch site.
Musk previously said that because the Starship is very large, the rocket launch will produce a huge noise, so the future Starship launch site needs to be 30 kilometers from the shore to ensure that the noise is reduced to an acceptable level. Considering that the future starship will fly frequently, it is necessary to build a sea launch site.
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