SpaceX Starship might reach the next step in its evolution next month (July) as the company is planning for its first orbital flight. There is no slowing its progress as it marches on toward its first actual mission. Then again, missions are still a little ways away and the launch next month could be delayed any time due to analytics or weather–or politics since the FAA still needs to approve SpaceX’s Starship for orbital flight tests.
The company appears to be confident in the progress it has made so far, else they wouldn’t be pushing for this. Hopefully, this will lead to a successful flight and without any fireworks (no matter how visually fascinating it is each time that happens).
When the time comes, it will be taking off from SpaceX’s Starbase facility (they always decide on some of the greatest names) in Texas. It will reach orbit, which is where the company plans on collecting all sorts of data on the craft and make its way down close to Hawaii with a nice splash. Launches thereafter will slowly start bringing everything else together for fully controlled launch, flight, and landing situations.
There is still a difficult road ahead, but the company is still keeping its head held high and its budget forward. If everything continues to this well, it won’t be long before we are trying to make other worlds our own (or at least putting boots on the moon once again). Something that is likely going to happen sooner than most people may think.