SpaceX has released its latest version Spaceship The first prototype.
Starts three SN9 engines Today (January 6) at 17:07 EST (2200 GMT) during a fire test near the village of Boca Chika on the Gulf Coast at SpaceX in South Texas.
The static fire, which starts the rocket engine while the vehicle remains at anchor, is a preliminary test. If all goes according to plan, SN9 (“Serial No. 9”) will be released soon: SpaceX The vehicle is preparing for a test flight that is expected to be similar last month.
Video: Check out SpaceX for the launch of the Starship SN9 engine
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On December 9, SN9 launched the next-generation three-adapter engine, the SN8 – SpaceX. The first high jump for starship, At an altitude of about 7.8 miles (12.5 km) in the sky over South Texas. (The previous three single-engine prototypes were transmitted, but all reached a maximum height of 500 feet or 150 meters.)
SN8 exploded in a dramatic fireball without getting stuck in the landing. Yet the car has achieved the milestones set by SpaceX, the company’s founder and CEO Elon Musk To announce a trip Great success.
SpaceX Starship was developed to transport people and cargo to the moon, Mars and other distant places – ultimately taking over all of the company’s space travel needs. The system consists of two components: the 165-foot (50 m) StarShip spacecraft and the giant first-stage booster known as the Super Heavy.
Musk says Starship and Super Heavy are completely reusable and fast. The Falcon 9 of SpaceX will return to Earth for a vertical heavy landing after the starship is lifted, as it did in the early stages of the Falcon heavy rockets. But starship landings are more accurate than falcon landings. Speak directly on the runway To improve the response time, the mask was recently announced.
At the same time, the Starship spacecraft will make multiple rounds between Earth and Mars, or any other destination. To get out of a relatively large planet, a car only needs a super heavy with 30 motors; Musk said the last six-engine aircraft would be capable of launching itself from the surface of the Moon and Mars.
Dedicated starship observers, such as the tourism site, captured today’s constant fire on video Spadre.comThe post is on the web Live broadcast of the spacecraft view on YouTube. This will not be the only test conducted by SN9 before the start of the journey. For example, SN8 applies four silent flames for more than a month before soaring.
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