SpaceX has requested permission from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to re-fly its Starship cargo rocket. However, the deadlines announced by the departments shocked Musk. It will take 30 to 135 days to decide on Starship.
Musk said SpaceX could build such a rocket faster than “sifting through paperwork.” The full assembly of the Starship S25 prototype was completed in 237 days, and the other prototype, SH B9, was completed in 260 days. After the first test flight of the rocket, the repair of the launch complex took 138 days.
“This is unacceptable. It’s ridiculous that SpaceX can build a giant rocket in less time than it takes to go through paperwork!” – Musk said.
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