Don’t count on SpaceX to draw attention back to Crew Dragon now that the first manned launch has been successfully completed.
The project will now proceed normally, launches will follow one another – Thomas Pesquet should join the ISS before the end of the year aboard this spacecraft – but the teams will be working hard on another titanic project: the Starship rocket.
SpaceX now gives priority to its Starship rocket
The CEO urges everyone to speed things up as much as possible. The only other acceptable concern currently in the company will be to “reduce the risks of Dragon’s return”. This has the merit of being clear, Elon Musk wants to shift up a gear on the design of this huge rocket.
Not to mention getting the Dragon Crew spacecraft into regular service
Unfortunately, the various failures around the project have clearly impacted its ambitions in more or less long term. If this email is true, it would obviously not mean that SpaceX will neglect its other projects.
The Crew Dragon capsule has indeed transported two astronauts to the International Space Station but it still needs to enter regular service. One thing is sure, the priority now is the Starship rocket.