Successful landing of the Space X Starship SN-10 prototype .Fly at an altitude of about 10 km before ascending and descending.
|The Starship SN-10 prototype was lifted from SpaceX‘s seaside launch pad – Image/Space X|
Fly at an altitude of about 10 km before ascending and descending.Space X Starship SN-10 prototype
The new and largest rocket of the Space Exploration Technologies Corps made its first successful landing, then exploded and caught fire.
The Starship SN-10 prototype was lifted from SpaceX’s seaside launch pad at 5:15 p.m. Stupid Chika in Texas on Wednesday in a live video stream on SpaceX’s website. The rocket then reached an altitude of about 10 kilometers (about 6 miles) before turning the engines on and landing on the landing pad in a slightly thin state.
Elon Musk’s @SpaceX managed to successfully land one of its Starship prototypes at the end of a high-altitude test flight. But the triumph was short-lived as the spacecraft blew itself to pieces minutes after touchdown https://t.co/wvBKhIX4om 🚀 pic.twitter.com/fy8HAjfRtd
— Reuters (@Reuters) March 4, 2021
Shortly afterwards, the rocket is in the air in an explosion, and after the flammable fuel of the fire is probably consumed in the flames of the fire. Up to this point, the rocket achieved a milestone of success by landing the first stable in three attempts, after ascent, the starship shuts down its three raptor engines and performs a controlled “petty flop” stimulus, then rearranges the engines by landing vertically.
Starship SN10’s post landing demise is unfortunate but still, everyone at SpaceX can chalk todays flight test up as a huge success. Become a patron at the link below for photo downloads, behind the scenes goodies, and more. @NASASpaceflight
— Jack Beyer (@thejackbeyer) March 4, 2021
Despite the accident, the test will probably indicate the progress of huge success. The first high-altitude flight of an earlier Starship rocket program crashed to the ground on Dec. 9, igniting a fire, followed by a similar incident with a second prototype last month. This was the third high-altitude test after the last flight.
— Leandra (@leandrahino) March 4, 2021
Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, took the initiative to shuttle 12 people around the moon in 2023, NASA plans to land astronauts on the moon and eventually settle astronauts on Mars. The company is still working to prepare the starship for the aircraft in its first orbit, which could come later this year.
Starship SN10 landed in one piece! https://t.co/lO4AF47MaN
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 4, 2021
“I am very confident that before 2023 we will have orbited Starship many times and by 2023 it will be safe enough for human transport,” Kasturi said in a video released on Tuesday by Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maizawa, who invited eight people to orbit the moon. May apply to join her “fun trip”. “It looks very, very promising.”
With the exception of a heavy booster that creates a two-stage system, the starship will be 160 feet (49 m) high with a diameter of 30 feet and will be able to carry about 100 passengers.
Musk said in October that he was 80% to 90% confident that Starship would be ready for an orbital flight this year.
SpaceX, located in Hawthorne, California, plans to fly multiple Starship prototypes from its Texas launch site near the U.S.-Mexico border.