Mengintip Pusat Peluncuran SpaceX di Texas

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Mengintip Pusat Peluncuran SpaceX di Texas

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Kamis, 26 Mei 2022 20:35 WIB

Amerika Serikat - Starbase adalah salah satu lokasi peluncuran roket di AS. Fasilitas SpaceX ini berkembang menjadi kompleks industrial yang punya banyak spesialisasi. Yuk lihat.

Starship prototypes are pictured at the SpaceX South Texas launch site in Brownsville, Texas, U.S., May 22, 2022. Picture taken May 22, 2022. REUTERS/Veronica G. Cardenas

Situs peluncuran SpaceX Starbase ini berada di Texas Selatan. Tepatnya di Boca Chica, sekitar 32 km (20 mi) timur Brownsville, Texas, Pantai Teluk Amerika Serikat.

Starship prototypes are pictured at the SpaceX South Texas launch site in Brownsville, Texas, U.S., May 22, 2022. Picture taken May 22, 2022. REUTERS/Veronica G. Cardenas

Starbase telah berkembang menjadi sebuah kompleks industrial dengan berbagai spesialisasi. 

Starship prototypes are pictured at the SpaceX South Texas launch site in Brownsville, Texas, U.S., May 22, 2022. Picture taken May 22, 2022. REUTERS/Veronica G. Cardenas

Fasilitas SpaceX ini memiliki banyak lokasi peluncuran, tangki penyimpanan bahan bakar roket, perakitan, tempaj uji dan ratusan karyawan bekerja di sini.

Starship prototypes are pictured at the SpaceX South Texas launch site in Brownsville, Texas, U.S., May 22, 2022. Picture taken May 22, 2022. REUTERS/Veronica G. Cardenas

Tempat peluncuran ini awalnya ditujukan hanya untuk menunjang peluncuran kendaraan peluncur Falcon 9 dan Falcon Heavy.

Starship prototypes are pictured at the SpaceX South Texas launch site in Brownsville, Texas, U.S., May 22, 2022. Picture taken May 22, 2022. REUTERS/Veronica G. Cardenas

Namun, pada 2018, SpaceX mengubah rencananya dan mengubah fungsi tempat ini menjadi hanya untuk roket Starship. Starbase adalah salah satu dari dua pelabuhan roket di Amerika Serikat yang legal dimiliki perusahaan swasta.

Starship prototypes are pictured at the SpaceX South Texas launch site in Brownsville, Texas, U.S., May 22, 2022. Picture taken May 22, 2022. REUTERS/Veronica G. Cardenas

Pada 2019 dan 2020, lokasi ini mulai digunakan untuk aktivitas produksi dan uji coba roket.

Starship prototypes are pictured at the SpaceX South Texas launch site in Brownsville, Texas, U.S., May 22, 2022. Picture taken May 22, 2022. REUTERS/Veronica G. Cardenas

CEO SpaceX, Elon Musk berharap meluncurkan wahana antariksa menuju Mars dari tempat ini.

Starship prototypes are pictured at the SpaceX South Texas launch site in Brownsville, Texas, U.S., May 22, 2022. Picture taken May 22, 2022. REUTERS/Veronica G. Cardenas
Starship prototypes are pictured at the SpaceX South Texas launch site in Brownsville, Texas, U.S., May 22, 2022. Picture taken May 22, 2022. REUTERS/Veronica G. Cardenas
Starship prototypes are pictured at the SpaceX South Texas launch site in Brownsville, Texas, U.S., May 22, 2022. Picture taken May 22, 2022. REUTERS/Veronica G. Cardenas
Starship prototypes are pictured at the SpaceX South Texas launch site in Brownsville, Texas, U.S., May 22, 2022. Picture taken May 22, 2022. REUTERS/Veronica G. Cardenas
Starship prototypes are pictured at the SpaceX South Texas launch site in Brownsville, Texas, U.S., May 22, 2022. Picture taken May 22, 2022. REUTERS/Veronica G. Cardenas
Starship prototypes are pictured at the SpaceX South Texas launch site in Brownsville, Texas, U.S., May 22, 2022. Picture taken May 22, 2022. REUTERS/Veronica G. Cardenas
Starship prototypes are pictured at the SpaceX South Texas launch site in Brownsville, Texas, U.S., May 22, 2022. Picture taken May 22, 2022. REUTERS/Veronica G. Cardenas
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