Explosion Occurs During SpaceX’s Starship Rocket Test. Starship, the new generation rocket of SpaceX, the space exploration company Elon Musk is CEO of, exploded during the test yesterday. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said that they will continue to work with another prototype from now on.
SpaceX’s spacecraft such as the Moon and Mars is expected to carry cargo and people in the vehicle Starship’in tests continue. An explosion occurred in the Starship prototype used during the test in Texas yesterday. After the partial explosion, there was a large gas outflow from the vehicle and parts were thrown around. The partial explosion at Starship was broadcast live by enthusiasts following the experiment.
The explosion at Starship occurred during pressure tests in the test area of the company in Texas. “The goal of today’s test was to maximize the systems,” said SpaceX spokesman. The result was therefore not entirely unexpected. But this is still a serious setback. No one was injured. ”
Regarding the car that exploded during the trial, company CEO Elon Musk told reporters in September that the car could fly low in a few months and a version of the rocket could reach Earth’s orbit in six months. But the situation does not seem to be so.
SpaceX’s timeline is expected to change after this explosion. Following the explosion, Elon Musk said on Twitter that SpaceX could no longer fly this prototype, but instead would continue its flight tests with a newer and more up-to-date model. Musk said the exploded prototype is valuable for rocket production, but the design of the actual flight vehicle would be different.