Jeff Bezos tweeted a video of his lunar lander spewing inexperienced flames throughout a rocket engine take a look at
- Jeff Bezos tweeted footage of the primary engine take a look at for Blue Origin’s lunar lander.
- The engine is named BE-7, and is fuelled by hydrogen and oxygen.
- The flame burned brilliant inexperienced earlier than turning totally clear.
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Jeff Bezos confirmed off how work on his house exploration firm Blue Origin’s lunar lander is coming alongside, with an explosive video of a rocket engine take a look at.
The Amazon CEO in Could unveiled the “Blue Moon” lunar lander. On the identical occasion Bezos, offered 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 take a look at on the NASA Marshall Area Flight Middle on Thursday. The rocket’s flame burns briefly inexperienced earlier than turning utterly clear, which The Verge reviews is as a result of ignition fluid used to begin the combustion, which is rapidly burned away.
You may watch the engine take a look at right here:
First hotfire of our #BE7 lunar touchdown engine simply yesterday at Marshall Area Flight Middle. Information seems nice and is in excellent situation. Take a look at went full deliberate period – 35 seconds. Kudos to the entire @BlueOrigin group and grateful to @NASA_Marshall for all the assistance! pic.twitter.com/cTjjrngumY— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) June 20, 2019
Bezos has stated previously that hydrogen and oxygen have been chosen to gas the rocket, not solely as a result of they’re efficient, but additionally as a result of he thinks Blue Moon will be capable to refuel utilizing ice which will be present in a number of the moon’s craters.
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