SpaceX Starship SN11 rocket fails to land safely after test launch in Texas -SpaceX
An uncrewed SpaceX Starship prototype rocket failed to land safely on Tuesday (Mar 30) after a test launch from Boca Chica, Texas, and engineers ...
BookmarkWASHINGTON: An uncrewed SpaceX Starship prototype rocket failed to land safely on Tuesday (Mar 30) after a test launch from Boca Chica, Texas, and engineers were investigating, SpaceX said."We do appear to have lost all the data from the vehicle," SpaceX engineer John Insprucker said in a webcast video of the rocket's flight test."We're going to have to find out from the team what happened."
AdvertisementAdvertisementThe webcast view was obscured by fog, making it difficult to see the vehicle's landing. Debris from the spacecraft was found scattered 8km away from its landing site.The Starship was one in a series of prototypes for the heavy-lift rocket being developed by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's private space company to carry humans and 100 tons of cargo on future missions to the moon and Mars.
The complete Starship rocket, which will stand 120 metres tall with its super-heavy first-stage booster included, is SpaceX's next-generation fully reusable launch vehicle - the center of Musk's ambitions to make human space travel more affordable and routine. headtopics.com
A spectator holds a piece of debris which was blown 8km from the site where SpaceX test rocket SN11 exploded upon landing, in Boca Chica, Texas, on Mar 30, 2021. (Photo: REUTERS/Gene Blevins)AdvertisementAdvertisementA first orbital Starship flight is planned for year's end. Musk, who also heads the electric carmaker Tesla Inc, has said he intends to fly Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa around the moon in the Starship in 2023.
Starships SN8 and SN9 previously exploded upon landing during their test runs. SN10 achieved an upright landing earlier this month, but then went up in flames about eight minutes after touchdown."Looks like engine 2 had issues on ascent & didn’t reach operating chamber pressure during landing burn, but, in theory, it wasn’t needed," Musk tweeted on Tuesday, after SN11's test flight."Something significant happened shortly after landing burn start. Should know what it was once we can examine the bits later today."Read more: CNA »
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