SpaceX conducted the first test firing of a new engine for the ship Raptor Starship

CEO of SpaceX via Twitter announced the first successful rocket engine burning the Raptor, which will be used on the spaceship Starship for flights to the Moon and Mars. Earlier, Musk said that the development is Raptor for several years and during that time the engine has undergone major changes.

SpaceX conducted the first test firing of a new engine for the ship Raptor Starship

Less than a month ago Musk posted on Twitter a photo of the assembled stainless steel spaceship Starship layout installed on the site of the future spaceport company in the village of Boca Chica (Texas). Later it was reported that the upper part of the test of the prototype of the new missile was severely damaged by the hurricane. The incident can push earlier scheduled first test run at a later date.

Test layout Starship will use three engines Raprot. the use of seven engines is planned in the full version of the launcher.

"The first Raptor burn engine for vehicle Starship! I am proud of the excellent work SpaceX team, "- wrote a mask in the" Twitter "and ensure that the message multiple frames of the test.

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- Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 4, 2019

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- Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 4, 2019

It should be reminded that the spacecraft Starship company plans to use for missions to the Moon and later to Mars. The first manned flight around the moon vehicle planned for 2023. The desire to become the first space tourist SpaceX Japanese businessman expressed Yusaku Maedzava. He was given the right to select a few people who will be able to go to space travel with him.

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