Date: 2 months ago   Category: Science

Musk bragged of superiority of the engine over the Russian RD-180

The founder of SpaceX Elon Musk said that the Raptor engine for a superheavy missile of BFR broke the record of the Russian RD-180 on pressure in the combustion chamber. Raptor reached 268.9 bar today, exceeding prior record held by the awesome Russian RD-180. Great work by @SpaceX engine/test team! — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) on February 11, 2019. Pressure in the RD-180 camera is 266.7 bars. The SpaceX engine during tests showed 268.9 bars. – Today Raptor reached a point 268.9 bars. It beats the previous record which is set up by magnificent Russian RD-180. Excellent works of team of test engineers, – he wrote to Twitter. Earlier Musk praised a design Russian RD-180, however said that he intends to make the engine better. Raptor is planned to be used on the BFR rocket. On the accelerator 31 engines, seven more – will be installed on the Starship spaceship. Photo: SpaceX to Share: BFR Raptor SpaceX Elon Musk RD-180