the Spacex launch site at Boca Chica in Texas, it came on Wednesday to a spectacular Explosion. When pressure testing a fuel Tank of the rocket, the Mk1 was in the air. Was injured in the incident, no one.
Spacex told US media that the Explosion was not a complete Surprise. The systems of the Mk1 had deliberately been set at a maximum pressure. Whether Spacex will have to repair the Mk1 prototype after the Explosion, again, remains questionable.
Elon Musk announced on Twitter that he wanted to now concentrate on testing newer prototypes. In Cape Canaveral in Florida, the experimental rocket Mk2 will be tested. Further Tests with newer models are soon to follow.
The Mk1 was first unveiled in September of this year. Elon Musk announced at the time that he was sending the experimental rocket flights in the autumn in the first test of 20 kilometers in the air. (vwi)
Created: 21.11.2019, 10:22 PM