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Posted by: Klaus Schmidt - Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:45 pm
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Post SFS News: SpaceX Conducts First Multi-Engine Firing of ...   Posted on: Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:45 pm
McGregor TX – (SpaceX) – Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) conducted the first multi-engine firing of its Falcon 9 medium to heavy lift rocket at its Texas Test Facility outside McGregor. The engines operated at full power, generating over 180,000 pounds of force of thrust, equivalent to a Boeing 777 at full power, and consuming 700 lbs per second of fuel and liquid oxygen during the run.

“This is a major hardware milestone for our company," said Elon Musk, CEO and CTO of SpaceX. "It marks the first time that we have simultaneously fired two engines on the same stage. No significant problems were encountered transitioning from single engine testing in November, which suggests that we will be able to ramp up rapidly to a full complement of nine Merlin engines. Our propulsion and test team has done a remarkable job.â€


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Post    Posted on: Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:05 am
You go SpaceX!!!! This looks good for their new rocket engine.

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