Jeff Bezos tweeted a video of his lunar lander spewing inexperienced flames throughout a rocket engine check
- Jeff Bezos tweeted footage of the primary engine check for Blue Origin’s lunar lander.
- The engine known as BE-7, and is fuelled by hydrogen and oxygen.
- The flame burned vivid inexperienced earlier than turning totally clear.
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Jeff Bezos confirmed off how work on his area exploration firm Blue Origin’s lunar lander is coming alongside, with an explosive video of a rocket engine check.
The Amazon CEO in Could unveiled the “Blue Moon” lunar lander. On the identical occasion Bezos, introduced a squat but versatile engine for the craft, named the BE-7, which burns hydrogen and oxygen as gas.
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Bezos tweeted a video of the BE-7’s first spectacular 35 second-long firing check on the NASA Marshall Area Flight Heart on Thursday. The rocket’s flame burns briefly inexperienced earlier than turning utterly clear, which The Verge studies is because of the ignition fluid used to start out the combustion, which is rapidly burned away.
You possibly can watch the engine check right here:
First hotfire of our #BE7 lunar touchdown engine simply yesterday at Marshall Area Flight Heart. Knowledge appears to be like nice and is in good situation. Check went full deliberate period – 35 seconds. Kudos to the entire @BlueOrigin staff and grateful to @NASA_Marshall for all the assistance! pic.twitter.com/cTjjrngumY— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) June 20, 2019
Bezos has stated prior to now that hydrogen and oxygen had been chosen to gas the rocket, not solely as a result of they’re efficient, but in addition as a result of he thinks Blue Moon will be capable to refuel utilizing ice which may be present in among the moon’s craters.
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