SpaceX booster rocket exploded during test launch (VIDEO) — Analysis
The prototype burst into flames during a test in Texas, with Elon Musk describing the incident as ‘actually not good’
A SpaceX prototype booster rocket burst into flames during a ground test-fire in Boca Chica, Texas, on Monday, according to a video captured and posted by NASASpaceFlight.com.
“Yeah, actually not good. Team is assessing damage,”Elon Musk, SpaceX CEO, spoke out about the incident.
A fireball that engulfed the booster apparently didn’t cause any injuries or deaths. The rocket was able to remain in its place despite the apparent explosion of flames, smoke and heat.
Super Heavy Booster 7 was the vehicle that set the stage. It was designed to be used on the SpaceX Starship next-generation spacecraft. This rocket is nearly 400 feet tall (121 meters) and will carry people to faraway places, such as Mars.
Musk claims that the explosion occurred at a time when there was no other way to describe it. “specific to the engine spin start test.” “Going forward, we won’t do a spin start test with all 33 engines at once,”He tweeted.
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In February, the SpaceX CEO said he was “High confidence” that Starship would launch into orbit this year despite all of the regulatory and technical challenges. The spacecraft’s experimental phase is complete, and the first successful landing will take place May 20, 2021.
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