SpaceX is underway on developing its first ever floating spaceportsand plans to begin hosting launches by the following year. Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX shared details on progress of its Deimos build, which is one of the two converted oil devices the space agency bought this year to transform them and turn them into floating and landing platforms for its upcoming Starship rocket.
SpaceX purchasing these two devices earlier this year was for development of Phobos and Deimos, the two floating spaceport platforms that were named after Mars’ moons. They will act as the offshore staging ground for the Starship launch activity.
SpaceX and Musk have earlier shared their aim for having a future with spaceports such as Deimos are placed within an easier reach of key hubs across the globe, thus making it feasible for SpaceX to function a worldwide hypersonic network using Starships that ferry people from places as far as New York to Beijing in about thirty minutes. However, before that, the space agency is trying to conduct orbital flight testing on its Starship and Super Heavy, its accompany space booster.
Previously this year, Musk said that it can start flying rockets from offshore platforms by the end of this year.