SpaceX tested the engine on its latest Starship prototype again yesterday (May 19), and the trial produced a little more flame than the company had planned. Categories News, SpaceX Tags Featured, Raptor Engine, SpaceX, starship, static fire test, Super Heavy Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment.
Starship MK1 assembled in SpaceX’s build and launch facility in Cameron County, Texas. The SpaceX Raptor is a full-flow, staged-combustion, methane-fueled rocket engine manufactured by SpaceX.The engine is powered by cryogenic liquid methane and liquid oxygen (LOX), rather than the RP-1 kerosene and LOX used in SpaceX's prior Merlin and Kestrel rocket engines.
A test version of SpaceX’s next generation spacecraft, the Starship, successfully ignited its onboard engine for the first time today — though the vehicle didn’t go for far.
SpaceX Raptor Raptor’s first hot fire test, September 2016 – Photo: SpaceX. The single Raptor engine … A test fire of SpaceX's newest engine reached the power level necessary for the company's next round of rocket designs, CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter.