After years of development for the first time ever a static-fired the first flight-worthy Raptor has been successfully built by SpaceX engineers and technicians. They constructed multiple prototypes and it takes more than 1200 seconds of static fire testing.
For BFR (Big Falcon Rocket) launch operations, they take an important and big step towards it and it is first test of SpaceX’s Starship prototype (unofficially deemed Starhopper).
SpaceX building and optimizing large scale rocket engines and Raptor’s development followed the similar path. Merlin 1 has used different gases and fuels. Merlin 1 operates on simple cycle (gas-generator) and different fuel (kerolox vs. methalox) and it is less powerful than Raptor.
The methane-fueled Raptor rocket engine was testing two and half years ago. The Raptor is in under development in spaceX but in December the latest version launched by Musk and name as “radically redesigned.” Yusaku Maezawa a Japanies billionaire already planned 2023 Starship mission that mission is to travel around the moon; this was announced by SpaceX and Musk. Currently SpaceX used: hopper prototype of stainless steel starship for landings and takeoffs. Musk said that soon new engines will be eventually used in Starship. Starship will be paired with super heavy rocket, known as the BFR (Big Falcon Rocket) in these 31 raptors will be used.
Musk shows the future possibility that Starship can carry humans all the way to Mars. In the meanwhile Musk has revealed the look at heat-shield-testing and now Raptors preparation, this shows that the development on Starship moving ahead at a rapid speed now. SpaceX now work with the speed of rocket to launch it at the proposed year 2023 and start sending man in Mars.
People having talking about the SapceX Raptor engine and now after the Elon Musk tweet everybody see the engine and they are excited a lot and now they wait and watch for 2023 when it’s officially launched. The Starship Super Heavy (SSH) having 31 Raptor engine inverse, capable a thrust of 1,700 kilonewtons with a specific impulse of 330 sec at sea level, and rising 365 sec in vacuums an exit an diameter of 1.3 Meters. The SSH is the original dream of Elon Musk had for SpaceX. SpaceX manufacture and design, launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 and its aim is that they want that people can be lived in other planet from their technology. The original mission of SSH is to manned mission to mars. SapceX kicking off new age of space exploration. Raptor is critical success to SSH the reason is it will be fueled by a mix of Oxygen and Methane. Oxygen and Methane are the two element can be sourced on Mars locally allow BFR to refuel return trip to the earth. The Musk tweet introduces the new picture of Raptors and it also indicates that McGregor, Texas facility, The spaceX is ready to begin test the engine. Right now it is unclear that what they are testing but now the SpaceX and Musk followers are wait that for the next update of extraordinary rocket engine and this first ground test proves that now the speed rocket soon launched in 2023 that send humans on Mars.
On Sunday SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on twitter tweets Photos and Videos of the company’s Starship Raptor engine, from many days SpaceX has been developing Raptor engine and it is radically redesigned that is clear by a tweet of Musk in December. The Startship is known as BFR, SpaceX is currently design the prototype of rocket and Aim to transporting humans to Mars.