As SpaceX's first short static fire test of the Starship Hopper's Raptor rocket was achieved briefly but dramatically after sunset on April 3, the company is in the process of expanding its space vehicle production team in Boca Girl.
SpaceX's intention to move fast is clear from the writing of its work for Build Engineers "to quickly build early versions of the Starship and Super Heavy vehicles," whose final versions will one day take humans to Mars, according to the plans of the company.
"The construction engineers will spend time both in the office and on the site (local production plant and remote construction sites) to execute the mission of building a spacecraft and super-heavy with orbital capacity faster than any other person", says the list.
Starship's first non-orbital prototype, now dubbed "Starhopper" by SpaceX CEO and chief designer Elon Musk, lit the launch pad at Boca Chica on Wednesday night.
The company is also accepting applications for Vehicle Integration Engineer and Vehicle Integration Technician for the Starship project. The vehicle integration engineer "interacts with almost every part and vehicle system" and is primarily responsible for building, installing and testing components and hardware at the system level, according to SpaceX.
"Vehicle integration engineers work hand in hand with technicians and other groups to bring the vehicle from a primary structure to a vehicle that works completely for space flights," says the publication.
The vehicle integration technician, on the other hand, is responsible for the "integration of the entire secondary structure, avionics (electronic systems) and propulsion systems and components of the primary structure of the vehicle," according to the company.
Musk said on Twitter on March 17 that SpaceX was seeking regulatory approval for Boca Chica and Cabo Cañaveral, Florida, to launch Starship's first orbital flights. A prototype orbital spacecraft is being built in the company's yard in Boca Chica, approximately 1.5 miles west of the launch site.
SpaceX has also been advertising for several weeks the Tank Fabricators / Welders and the Tank Manufacturing Supervisor in Boca Chica.
The company declined to comment on the successful April 3 engine test of Starhopper (the first time a rocket engine was fired in Boca Chica), which allowed the post-Musk test tweet to be sufficient: " Starhopper completed the jump tied. All green systems. "
On Thursday afternoon, Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. ordered the closure of S.H. 4 and Boca Chica beach between 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. On April 5 for the SpaceX tests. An additional closing date of April 6, between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., was also authorized in the event that the tests do not take place or are not completed on April 5.
S.H. 4 will be temporarily closed from Oklahoma Avenue to the entrance to the beach. In addition, the Federal Aviation Administration has issued a Notice to aviators that prohibits aircraft within a 1.1-nautical mile radius from the launch site, from the surface to and including 1,000 feet above ground level, through Friday .