SpaceX Opens Third Starship Engine Test Suite

SpaceX Opens Third Starship Engine Test Suite

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The concept of the starship interplanetary spacecraft, which was previously called BFR, was introduced in 2016 by Ilon Musk.It is planned that the Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maedzawa will fly to the Moon as a space tourist in 2019.
Starship is the name of the second stage and at the same time a spaceship, and the first stage is called Super Heavy. Formerly SpaceX held the first successful tests of the Raptor engine at Super Heavy, and then tested the engine for Starship.

The third test complex for the apparatus will be equipped with nine similar engines. Another 37 engines will be installed on the Super Heavy class launch vehicle and tested in flight.

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Third Raptor test stand activated at SpaceX’srocket development facility in McGregor, Texas. In the past year, the Raptor team has accumulated over 3,200 seconds of testing across 18 engines, including multiple full-power firings pic.twitter.com/YFi9PMLPgv – SpaceX (@SpaceX) February 27, 2020
The company said that the total duration of engine tests for 2019 was 53 minutes. In 2020, SpaceX intends to increase testing intensity.

Earlier was reported that during the tests the pressure in the chamber internal combustion engine of the Raptor, developed by SpaceX for the Starship interstellar spaceship, reached 268.9 bar. This is more than the record value set by the Russian RD-180 engine.

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