The company SpaceX Elon musk on Sunday during the launch of advanced manned reusable spacecraft Crew Dragon has successfully tested its emergency rescue system. In the framework of the scenario “emergency” was blown up by a rocket Falcon 9.
Ship launch at the cosmodrome at Cape Canaveral in Florida using rocket-the Falcon 9 was made at 10:30 local time (17:30 on Kiev). The test lasted about 10 minutes. In the cockpit Crew Dragon were two of the dummy equipped with sensors to monitor their “health” in flight, including during four-time overload.
Fifteen minutes after the start of the carrier rocket Falcon at an altitude of about 22 km by Ground command from her had shot the ship’s Crew Dragon. Reserve eight SuperDraco engines took the ship to a safe distance from emergency rockets and raised to a height of 42 km.
Then the ship releases the cargo Bay, and landing capsule on four parachutes were planted on the water 30 km from the cosmodrome. In the area of the landing had sent a rescue vessel.
According to Elon musk, the first commercial flight of a manned spacecraft Crew Dragon scheduled for the first half of the second quarter of 2020. About the founder of SpaceX, announced at a press conference on the results of successful tests of the vehicle security system on Sunday.
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