SpaceX plan that Starship will deliver the goods to the moon and Mars.
In Texas exploded a prototype spaceship Starship, developed by the company SpaceX Elon musk. The incident occurred on the American site of Boca Chica, near the border with Mexico, writes Spaceflight Now may 29, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to the Correspondent.
The explosion occurred two minutes after engine start Raptor. The rocket was completely destroyed and its wreckage scattered around the starting area. No information on casualties.
Musk wants Starship replaced the Falcon 9 rocket, whose launch from the spaceport in Florida was postponed the day before due to adverse weather conditions. The SpaceX plan is that Starship will deliver the goods to the moon and Mars, and then return to Earth.
A prototype of SpaceX’s Starship violently exploded in South Texas moments after a test-firing of its Raptor engine Friday, dealing a setback to the company’s next-generation reusable rocket program (📷: @SpacePadreIsle).
— Spaceflight Now (@SpaceflightNow) May 29, 2020
This is not the first incident with the prototype. At the end of February attempting to perform a boost Starship with liquid nitrogen also led to the explosion and destruction of the rocket.
In November last year, another prototype ship Starship Mk1 blew up when testing for leaks.
In April of this year, SpaceX was one of three U.S. companies have received one billion dollars from NASA for the creation of missiles capable of delivering cargo to the moon. This week, SpaceX was granted a license to perform operations for Starship.