January 13 news, according to the latest news, this month 18, SpaceX will carry out the manned spacecraft’s last technical test: the launch mission aborted and astronauts emergency escape. If all goes well, the first manned mission will be made earlier this year. It will be a landmark mission, and SpaceX could be the start of a manned space mission by a private space company that has completed several tests.
According to reports, SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft products, the cargo version of the Dragon spacecraft is called “Dragon One”, the manned version is called “Dragon II spacecraft.” Earlier, NASA had awarded SpaceX more than $2 billion worth of contracts to complete a specific number of future astronaut transfers.
SpaceX plans to test the capsule’s launch escape system on January 18 with a flight simulation. If something goes wrong during the rocket’s ascent, the test run test will check whether the spacecraft can bring the crew to safety. SpaceX said the main purpose of the test was to demonstrate that the Dragon 2 spacecraft was able to send astronauts to safety in the event of an emergency during the rocket’s ascent.
Recently, SpaceX tested the parachute system used by the Dragon II spacecraft to ensure that only the last parachute was intact and that it would allow the spacecraft to land smoothly on the Earth’s surface. According to NASA’s requirements, SpaceX must conduct more than a dozen successful trials in a row to qualify. In the event of a weather change or last-minute failure, the test date on January 18 may also be adjusted.
Previously, SpaceX completed a static ignition test of the Falcon 9 rocket on January 11, a launch vehicle for the Dragon 2 spacecraft, clearing the way for the upcoming emergency escape simulation.
If all goes according to plan, it will be the last major test of the Dragon II spacecraft before NASA approves the crew.
For now, SpaceX still hopes that the relevant manned mission, called Demo 2, will take place in early 2020. At that time, NASA will use u.S. space shuttles to send astronauts to the International Space Station for the first time since the end of the space shuttle program.
For years, NASA has been paying for the Use of Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft to allow astronauts to travel to and from the International Space Station.
NASA plans to have Boeing and SpaceX on a manned mission, neither of which has been able to complete research and development and testing missions on a schedule set in the past, but SpaceX is doing significantly better than Boeing.
Not long ago, Boeing conducted the first test of a manned spacecraft (on a dummy) that failed. A problem with the spacecraft’s timing system caused the subsequent engine to ignite early, leaving the spacecraft without enough fuel to fly to the International Space Station and fail to complete the docking mission. The failure is a blow to Boeing.
Previous lying NASA auditors reported that boeing and SpaceX both took on manned missions, but Boeing’s single-seat delivery costs much higher than SpaceX’s, the contract was higher than SpaceX’s, and there were unfair operations that led to additional costs for Boeing. Musk, SpaceX’s chief executive, also mocked the report.
If nothing else, SpaceX will be ahead of Boeing, taking on NASA’s first mission to the International Space Station.
In preparation for the emergency escape system test, SpaceX confirmed on Twitter that on Saturday (January 11), the company conducted a thermal launch (static ignition) test of the Falcon 9 rocket at NASA’s historic launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
In tests, the Falcon 9’s nine-stage Greyback engine ignited at 10:10 a.m. EST (15:10 GMT) on Saturday, when smoke billowed around the rocket. The clamping fixture keeps the rocket firmly anchored to the ground of launch pad 39A, the same launch site that was once the launch site of the mighty Saturn V and NASA’s space shuttle.
The short test, known as the static fire ignition test, is the standard part of the pre-launch procedure and one of the last major milestones before the launch. During the test, the team loaded the Falcon’s ultra-cold propellant, kerosene and liquid oxygen, into the rocket before igniting the first-stage nine Grayback 1D engines.
If the emergency escape test is successful, the California-based company could begin preparations for its first manned flight, called Demo-2, that will take NASA astronauts Bob Benken and Doug Hurley to and from the International Space Station.