Tuesday, July 27

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Watch SpaceX fire up one of the world’s biggest rocket boosters, Super Heavy, for the first time ahead of Starship’s planned orbital launch

SpaceX fired up the Super Heavy booster for its Starship rocket for the first time on Monday. Super Heavy's test takes SpaceX a small step closer to taking humans to Mars in Starship. "Full test duration firing of 3 Raptors on Super Heavy Booster!" SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted. See more stories on Insider's business page. SpaceX fired up its Super Heavy rocket booster for the first time on Monday, bringing the company closer to launching its Starship to Mars.Starship, SpaceX's mega-rocket system, is made of two parts — a ship and a Super Heavy booster, designed to heave the craft into orbit.This Super Heavy prototype, also known as...
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SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell says she is hoping for a Starship orbital launch in July

SpaceX's president said the company is "shooting for July" for its first Starship orbit mission. The company is yet to receive regulatory approval from the FAA for such a launch, per SpaceNews. "I'm hoping we make it but we all know that this is difficult," said Gwynne Shotwell at a conference. See more stories on Insider's business page. SpaceX's president, Gwynne Shotwell, said the company is "shooting for July" for its first Starship rocket orbit launch, SpaceNews reported. Speaking at the National Space Society's International Space Development Conference on Friday, Shotwell said: "I'm hoping we make it, but we all know that t...
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SpaceX shows all the power of the Raptor rocket engine | Digital Trends Spanish

In a video shared this Friday on Twitter, SpaceX demonstrates the full potential of one of the vacuum-optimized Raptor engines that will be part of the Starship spacecraft. "A full-duration fire test has been completed," the post showing the new variant of the Raptor engine can be read during a test at the rocket facility in McGregor, Texas. The Starship spacecraft will use a combination of three sea level Raptor engines and three vacuum Raptor engines that will give it the thrust it needs to reach orbit and ensure efficient operations, both in the atmosphere and in space. Known as the Raptor Vacuum or RVac, the engine is based almost entirely on its cousin Raptor, optimized at sea level, and inherits all the complex turbomachines and combustion chambers that make up most of a rock...
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Successful flight of the ship with which SpaceX wants to go to Mars | Digital Trends Spanish

A successful launch had a prototype of the Starship spacecraft with which the company SpaceX hopes to conquer Mars, reported BBC News. Although he flew at 150 meters (500 feet) altitude and the journey was less than a minute, the test excites the engineers and could pave the way for a future piloted journey. Even Elon Musk posted on his twitter account: "Mars looks real." The SN5 prototype is a metal cylinder without an overly sophisticated design built in a few weeks by the SpaceX team in Boca Chica, Texas. In fact, it is smaller than the future ship. SpaceX Several previous sketches exploded during tests conducted on land, in a trial and error process. The one on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 was the first flight test in nearly a year for the Raptor engine, which will be u...