The second test launch of Starship – a system developed by SpaceX and formed by a rocket and a spaceship – initially looked more promising than the first attempt.
But it ended the same way. Stratou komunikationie a explosionom.
Without Starship, the Americans cannot get astronauts to the moon in December 2025, if this is what NASA plans.
This time the experiment went further than when it first started in April. The Super Heavy rocket brought a spaceship to the edge of the atmosphere.
There, the two parts were separated using a maneuver called “hot staging”, which consists in the fact that the spacecraft’s engines are already switched on while it is still connected to the rocket.
Explózia after eight minutes
The company SpaceX tried this procedure for the first time, the Americans and the Russians successfully used it for heavy launch rockets already in the sixties. Its purpose is to maintain the maximum momentum of the spaceship, but the maneuver is risky.
If everything went according to plan, the nose rocket would land safely in the Gulf of Mexico, while the space ship would fly around the earth and land in the sea off Hawaii.
But that’s it https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1725852544587727145. The nosný gradie exploded after the start of the return manévru three minutes and 21 seconds after the start. Kozmická lovi continued along the planned track for a few more minutes, reached a height of 148 kilometers, but lost connection with the control center, which activated the self-destruct mechanism.
It is a safety measure that prevents dangerous ships, which cannot be controlled, from reaching the local authority. Eight minutes after the start, it exploded
This article is an exclusive content for Denník N subscribers.
Are you a subscriber?You are logging in