Boca Chica, Texas. – a SpaceX missile Exploded on the launch pad during Prototype TestElon Musk, the owner of the company, reported via Twitter.
The explosion occurred last Monday night at Starbase facilities in Boca Chica, Texas, and Musk admitted that “it’s not good.”.
Soon after, he mentioned that he was just “in the thrust section. It looks like the damage is slight, but we need to check all the engines. It’s better to do it high up.”
The Musk missile that exploded is an early version
remarkably The rocket is an early version of the spacecraft launched by SpaceX It’s called the Starship, with which Musk seeks to take people to Mars. Musk described Starship as the focus of his ambition. SpaceX is the one that transported the first humans to Mars.
NASA Spaceflight media transmitted pictures where it can be seen how The missile ignites the engines While he remains stationary on the platform, suddenly a flame goes out from the engines, followed by a gray plume. smoke clear, No visible external damage to the missile.
It was my test prep All 33 Raptor engines on board.
The first unmanned orbital flight is scheduled for the end of the year. The goal is that The missile stays for 90 minutes On a trip to land later off the coast of Hawaii.