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SpaceX Starhopper Passes 150 Meters Air Stall Test

29 Aug 2019 Thursday
SpaceX Starhopper Passes 150 Meters Air Stall Test
Murat Oktay
Murat Oktay Editor

SpaceX Starhopper, Raptor rocket to 150 meters and managed to land safely on the ground.

SpaceX has completed another important test with the StarHopper tool. In the test which is a preparation for the Starship, the Starhopper, which is likened to the water tower, stands at a height of 150 meters and performs vertical descent again. The process until safe landing takes about 50 seconds. In a test conducted in July, the vehicle had risen 20 meters for 22 seconds. It should be noted that StarHopper has only one rocket.

SpaceX Starhopper Passes 150 Meters Air Stall Test

SpaceX plans to get the Starship team out of Earth's gravity using 6 or 7 new Raptor rockets. It is also known that the rockets will provide 11.8 million pounds of propulsion for total takeoff. For the Starship project, which will take humanity to the Moon and beyond, these tests are crucial.

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