The FCC submitting got here days after phrase from Business Insider (later verified) that the FAA was successfully granting SpaceX permission to broaden its Boca Chica launch facility for the sake of Starship launches. The firm additionally hasn’t tried to conceal its building work on the orbit-quality automobile, and Musk has alluded to a September 28th replace occasion that would exhibit the finished spacecraft. It’s poised to launch someday in October, probably as quickly because the 13th.
It’s a reasonably fast testing cycle, however SpaceX is clearly beneath stress to transfer ahead. The firm hopes to launch its first business Starship flight in 2021, and that does not go away it a lot time to each full the spacecraft and show that it could possibly reliably ship payloads to orbit.