Gigantic SpaceX rocket booster gets 29 engines in record time

SpaceX is making progress with the construction of the first orbital-compatible super heavy booster at a previously unknown pace. Now it can be reported that all 29 Raptor engines could be installed in 24 hours. However, there are still a few more hurdles to face.

Super Heavy got its 29 drives

The test of the predecessor had already provided spectacular images, now SpaceX can once again provide space flight enthusiasts with a sight that makes hearts beat faster. With the installation of 29 engines named Raptor, the most powerful liquefied gas booster in history is getting a lot closer to completion. Company boss Elon Musk shared a picture on Twitter on August 2nd that the assembly of the engines on the super heavy booster had started.

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SpaceX Starship… Completion takes 24 hours

Almost exactly 24 hours later, SpaceX can announce the completion of the work – an installation process that is almost unbelievably fast for this industry and clear evidence of the company’s successful approach to making the construction of the giant booster as simple as possible. However, it is precisely this fact that also calls out critics, who attribute little chance of success to the company because of the allegedly “rushed” structure.

Tests have to follow

As SpaceX has shown in the past, you don’t shy away from building up vehicles quickly and losing them in tests in case of doubt – as long as you can eliminate the underlying errors in the next prototype. The Starship upper rocket stage had so far been detonated in innumerable tests, but was finally successfully landed. Before the now completed booster with the number 20, the company had already carried out initial tests for refueling and engines with a prototype.

For SpaceX, the next step is to convince the regulatory authorities that the booster is ready for launch. “SpaceX must meet all approval requirements before Starship / Super Heavy can launch,” an FAA spokesman said, according to Cnet. This process will definitely take more than 24 hours.

The time at which the booster was completed is of historical importance: On August 2, 2008, SpaceX was actually nearing the end after the third false start of its first “Falcon 1” rocket, but was then able to finance a fourth launch that was successful and such a thing Get hold of NASA contract that ensured survival.

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