Tests of the third full-scale prototype of the spacecraft from SpaceX Starship again ended in failure – the sample was destroyed in the course of the first cryogenic test.
2 APR prototype successfully passed the first tests. The cryogenic test was conducted at a private landfill Boca Chica in South Texas. Starship SN3 burst 2:07 local time (10:07 MSK) during the pressurization of liquid nitrogen. The prototype was literally torn to pieces.
The current pattern space ship Starship is the third. Previous also passed only part of the tests. In November 2019 the rocket tore at growth of pressure in its system: the upper part broke, and the fuselage is noticeably deformed. 28 February at 22.00 local time (29th of February at 07.00 GMT). During the pressurization of liquid nitrogen, a prototype Starship burst at the bottom, but its remains flew to a height of 10-20 meters and scattered in different directions.
Starship reusable vehicle designed to fly to the moon, Mars and other interplanetary missions. In addition, he must fulfill the role of the second stage super-heavy launch vehicle BFR (Big Falcon Rocket), SpaceX is working on.