For the first time, SpaceX has performed the standard firing test of a super heavy test phase. Three in number, the Raptor engines ran for a short time within four seconds of the scheduled time. The goals set by engineers have largely been achieved.
Standard testing of three Raptor engines , In its complete configuration, it is . This point-to-point flight is scheduled for later this year and includes connecting to the Boca Sica base in Texas Hawaii while flying in space.3 is part of the preparation for the first orbital flight
This test shows that preparations for the super heavy stage are progressing, but there is still work to be done. Even a lot of work. In fact, you should know that this level, in its functional configuration, contains more than 30 raptor engines. This engine runs on oxygen mixture(LOX) and liquid methane (CH4), Not yet in service. Currently, the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy use Merlin engines.
Called booster 3, this test level can be reused, but it is not certain. It does not want to fly in space or during flight. It is used only for ground tests, especially the process of filling tanks, managing temperature and For example. He said that, Marked The reuse of this phase for a new test depends on the progress of Booster 4. 3 If reusable, nine motors will be installed and tested simultaneously.
SpaceX performed a standard test of its Super Heavy Booster 3 prototype in Boca Chica, Texas. © SpaceX
Fly the Multi Engine Launcher
To understand the difficulty of flying a starter with multiple engines, it is necessary to know its position from one engine to another. , Has nine engines in its main stage and the Falcon Heavy and 3X9 engines (the main stage of which is the Falcon 9 having three main stages).Never the same, it is very difficult to create a model, so the importance of ground tests and experience gained by aircraft
The jet of each engine does not mean that these jets operate like separate engines. These jets communicate with each other, and this can cause numerous aerodynamic obstacles, especially lateral controls and therefore interfere with engine mounting. One jet can turn off another engine’s jet plane! Another issue is the orientation of the motors. Having three engines rather than one is obviously not one! With someMore importantly, an absorption can occur in the skirt and create a vacuum effect.