SpaceX’s first high-altitude Starship prototype is “pass crew proof” testing only

SpaceX's first high-altitude Starship prototype is "pass crew proof" testing only

Alan Musk, CEO of SpaceX, says the first high-altitude starship prototype – known as the SN8 – is being tested in South Texas only for “pass cryo-proof”, with the ship approaching 15 kilometers (9.5 miles) in the near future. Set up for flight test.

Meanwhile, NASA astronaut Bob Hynes recently chased SpaceX’s Boca Chika, Texas Starship factory with several supporters, presenting a spectacular aerial view of the company’s movement facilities amid Starship SN8’s critical cryo-proof test campaign. Done.

Hines managed to capture the moon with one of the T-38 trainer jets, regularly using NASA astronauts for training and travel, which is a reminder. SpaceX earned 13 5,135 million to build the Lunar Starship It will probably one day bring humans back to Earth’s only companion. With or without NASA involvement, the starship prototype production and test program SpaceX is deeply rooted in directly determining when and where the company arrives – and lands – the Moon and Mars.

SpaceX’s Boca Chika, a spectacular aerial view of the Texas Starship Factory, was captured by a NASA astronaut who may one day ascend to the moon. (Bob Heinz – NASA)

Over the past three days, SpaceX has slowly rolled out Starship SN8 – the first prototype to test high-altitude flight – by its own speeds, apparently incomplete on October 5/6 with the “Crew Proof” test. Began. During the first attempt, the rocket tank was found to be pressurized with cold nitrogen gas and perhaps a small amount of liquid nitrogen before reopening the SpaceX Highway. Starship SN8 also flapped its major offices under its power for the first time on October 1, and SpaceX has conducted several more practice tests in recent days.

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24 hours later, SpaceX tried again, this time with Starship SN8’s liquid oxygen and methane propellant tanks loaded with perhaps a thousand metric tons (2.2 million pounds) of liquid nitrogen – the crystallized propellant’s altered-cold temperature. A catastrophic fire or explosion without risk. After the crew loaded, SpaceX allegedly tried to push the rocket tanks to their limits but the test was stopped somewhat when the starship SN8 reached a pressure of 7 bar (~ 100 PS). On “A small leak… spread near the engine mount”.

Just as Musk had predicted, SpaceX apparently managed to fix the minor leak in less than 24 hours and launched the third round of Starship SN8 Crew Proof Testing late on October 7. Once again, the rocket was completely filled with liquid nitrogen and spent about 2-3 hours in cryogenic stress as SpaceX potentially stresses the thrust thrust (“thrust puck”) by aligning it with the hydraulic rams of the Raptor engines. In general, nothing happened and Musk has not yet commented on the test, suggesting that things went according to plan on a large scale.

Interestingly, SpaceX then prepared for the fourth night of cryogenic testing on October 8/9. Not surprisingly, the company would like to test the first Starship, built primarily with a new steel alloy, as soon as possible. If the fourth night of testing of the SNN8 yields satisfactory results and is less concerned about leaks leaked during the second round of SpaceX testing, the company may be ready to install three engines and the first multi-rafter static fire test. Can try. Ever.

Update: Alan Musk, CEO of SpaceX, says that Starship SN8 “Pass cryo proof” testing, possibly the first triple-raptor static fire test, was attempted to set up the rocket. If the SN8 passes the static fire testing, it will be equipped with mostly nose and forward flaps and will try another three engine steady fire using smaller ‘header’ propellant tanks, eventually giving it to Starship. Will prepare to support the first altitude flight test. Prototypes if all go according to plan.

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