SpaceX is developing its next-generation starship rocket, hoping to send dozens of people into space one day, but chief executive musk stressed that the rocket still has many milestones before it can be manned. &We’re going to get the Rockets working first; we’re going to automatically transport satellites and use them to perform hundreds of missions before putting people into space, musk said on Monday at the virtual human on Mars conference. < / P > < p > the Starship represents the company’s top priority because musk wants to build a fully reusable rocket system that can launch cargo or carry 100 people at a time. < / P > < p > although the company can land and reuse rocket boosters, making some of SpaceX’s current & quot; Falcon & quot; rocket team reusable, musk hopes that the Starship will transform space travel into a more commercial air travel model. < / P > < p > the huge size of the rocket will also enable it to launch several times the amount of cargo at a time – for comparison, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket can send up to 60 satellites at a time, while SpaceX says that a starship can launch 400 satellites at a time. < / P > < p > but in the past year, the early starship development program has experienced several explosive setbacks. But musk has shifted the company’s focus to the starship, saying in June that rocket progress must be speeded up significantly immediately;. < / P > < p > & quot; we are making good progress, musk said. “What really hinders the progress of the starship is the production system. There was nothing there a year ago, but now we have quite a lot of production capacity. So we’re rapidly building more and more ships. ” < / P > < p > when musk announced the Starship prototype in September 2019, he hoped SpaceX could put the rocket into orbit by March this year, and even manned by 2020. < / P > < p > but since then, his tone has changed, as he warned on Monday that the first spaceships to orbit may not succeed, saying SpaceX is in the unknown;. He now expects the first orbital flight test of the Starship not to arrive until next year. < / P > < p > he also said that SpaceX had not done much work on the design of the cabin or internal passengers of the & quot; starship. Notably, musk stressed that SpaceX has experience in manufacturing complex life support systems that can cope with a variety of environments. The company’s crew dragon capsule successfully transported a pair of NASA astronauts to and from the international space station during a mission this summer. Work at the Texas plant is continuing on to the next flight test of the starship, musk said the company will begin building its first prototype super heavy booster this week. The super heavy rocket is the lower part of the whole rocket. It has most of the engine and is used at the beginning of launch. < / P > < p > SpaceX continues to raise private capital for its projects, and the company recently sought an equity investment of nearly $2.1 billion. According to reports, SpaceX has raised about $3.75 billion in equity over the past two years, and its valuation has climbed to $46 billion. < / P > < p > recently, SpaceX plans to fly the spacecraft to low earth orbit and then to the moon. But Mars remains Musk’s long-term goal. “The company & quot; as long as it has enough time & quot; will get to the red planet, & quot; musk said, but the question is: how long will it take us? &I don’t think it’s the fundamental problem to get to Mars. The fundamental problem is to build a base on Mars and build a self-sufficient City, musk said. &We’re going to build a propellant plant, an initial Mars base, alpha, and make it self-sufficient. &”What I want to emphasize is that it’s a very difficult, dangerous, difficult thing for timid people,” he added. &It’s very likely that you will die, it will be very difficult, but if you succeed, it will be glorious. "Global Tech