2020-07-16

Spacex announced early starship testing, but Japan once again delayed the launch of the Mars rover

By yqqlm yqqlm

The sun came out to the west? For the spacex products that entered the”Ace Pigeon Race”, today we saw the test time of the spaceship released by spacex, starting from the evening of July 16, Beijing time, for 3 consecutive days, one day ahead of the original plan. If all goes well, a 150-meter jump flight test will start after 3 days!

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Advanced test schedule

Since June 24th prototype SN5 After launching, in the eyes that netizens expect, SN5 lived up to expectations and passed the stress test in the test on July 1. However, when everyone expects it to fire statically and take off at 150 meters, spacex has postponed the test time and time again, and until today it is still the ignorance”boy” without ignition. With the launch of spacex’s tenth Star Chain postponed launch, the Korean ANASIS-II satellite launched by spacex was also”not to be left behind” announcement Postponed, not only that, even the US”Perseverance” Mars Rover also postponed its launch, and spacex seemed to enter the”Ace Pigeon Race”, Everyone was frustrated. Oh, I forgot,”Perseverance” was not launched by spacex, it can’t be counted as Musk’s head. After being released”pigeons” so many times, the starship ship’s early test schedule issued by spacex today still made starship fans enthusiastic.

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South Korea ANASIS-II satellite

At present, all the work of SN5 testing has been done Ready, the test pipeline has been installed, and the tank sensors have been set. A raptor SN27 engine has been installed at the bottom of the starship (yes, one engine took off), and a configuration module weighing 22 tons was also installed overhead, fully equipped and waiting to be played. According to netizens speculation, the starship SN5 may not immediately perform static ignition, but first conduct pipeline testing, material pump testing, etc., and even pressure testing again, and static ignition will only be performed after passing, and the last is a 150-meter jump test!

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SN5 top configuration module

Of course, this is just spacex Given a test schedule, according to the current situation, the possibility of continuing to postpone is not small. In any case, stability is the first priority. If you are not sure enough or have not checked it in place, you would rather postpone it again rather than risk it. Because the test fails again, it will be a big blow to spacex, investors and supporters.

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Starship SN5 waiting to be tested

For the starship all the way Here, the ground is already full of ancestors’ corpses, which shows that space exploration is really not easy. Because of this, it is necessary to be more cautious and meticulous, and to accumulate experience. Rather than discovering the ten major problems before launch, rather than discovering a small problem during launch! Starship fans don’t have to worry too much. Spacex has many more prototypes waiting to be tested, including already built SN6, SN7 and SN8 (under construction) built with new materials. Musk has stated his position before, before the official manned, at least 20 starship prototypes were built.

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SN5 low temperature pressure test

The past few months, not only Spacex’s launch project has been postponed repeatedly, and other projects have also been delayed to varying degrees. The”One Arrow 53 Star” of the European VEGA Vega rocket has been postponed all the way since last year, and the latest has been postponed to August 17, 2020; the US”Fortitude” was originally launched on July 17, and has now been postponed to July 30. ; UAE’s”Hope” Mars probe has also been postponed from July 15 to July 17, and is also expected to continue to be postponed to July 31! The three major dramas that originally thought Mars exploration will be headed by the UAE, and now it seems that it will be the last one. If there is no accident, my country’s”Sky Question 1″ will be the first probe to fly Mars in 2020!

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Curious Mars Rover

Look at these and push me to push everyone Qiqi postponed rocket launches also rarely throw”pot” to COVID-19. What is the reason behind it?