SpaceX’s Mars rocket prototype completes first test flight
SpaceX has successfully tested a prototype Starship rocket, which it plans to use to colonize Mars in the near future.
A prototype called SN5 with a Raptor engine took off to an altitude of about 150 meters and landed on the launch pad. The rocket under test was very primitive and in fact was a large metal cylinder without a nose cone, assembled by the SpaceX team over several weeks.
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This launch was a real success after several previous ground tests that ended in explosions.
According to Elon Musk, the team will conduct several more similar jumps in Texas before launching a more advanced Starship prototype with attached flaps to a greater height. The final version of the rocket will be powered by three Raptor engines generating 12 MN thrust and will be used for the company’s lunar and Martian missions.
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