The SpaceX Starship prototype exploded while trying to land after launching tests from the company’s rocket facility in Boca Chika, Texas. The live video of Wednesday’s test showed the self-guided rocket moving after being of controlled descent before disappearing into the flame ball.
SpaceX entrepreneur Elon Musk was thrilled despite the end of a six-and-a-half-minute test crash. “Mars, we’re here !!” He tweeted.
The Starship rocket destroyed in the crash was a 16-story long prototype built by Cask’s private space agency to take the heavy-lift launch vehicle to the moon and Mars and to a heavy-lift launch vehicle to carry 100 tons of cargo on future missions.
The test aircraft was intended to reach an altitude of 41,000 feet (12,500 meters) powered by SpaceX’s newly developed Raptor engines for the first time. SpaceX could not clarify whether the rocket flew high.
Shortly after the crash on landing, Kasturi said the rocket had “low fuel tank pressure,” resulting in “high touchdown velocities.” He added that SpaceX had received “all the data we needed” from the test and praised the rocket’s climbing episode as a success.
SpaceX made its first attempt to launch Starship on Tuesday, but a problem with the raptor engines forced an automatic abortion to stop just a second before the lift.
The full Starship rocket, which will stand at 394 feet (120 m) high when combined with its super-heavy first-stage booster, is the company’s next-generation fully reusable launch vehicle and Mask’s ambition to make human space travel more affordable and routine.
NASA SpaceX was awarded ড 135 million by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos and Dedatesis, a space company owned by Ledos, to help develop Blue Origin’s rival vehicle as well as Starship.
The three agencies are on the lookout for future contracts for lunar landers under NASA’s Artemis program, which calls for one human lunar search after another over the next decade.
SpaceX, located in Hawthorne, California, is buying residential property in the village of Boka Chika, just north of the U.S.-Mexico border in southeastern Texas, to make room for its extensive starship facilities, which Musk envisioned as a future gateway to Mars.
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