VIDEO: Space Exploration Technologies’ Falcon 9 first-stage two engine hot firing test

by | Jan 28, 2008 | Seradata News | 1 comment

Watch this video, care of businesswire.com, of the recent test firing of two Space Exploration Technolgoies’ (SpaceX) Merlin 1C engines, integrated into the Falcon 9 first-stage, at the SpaceX test facility in McGregor, Texas

Powered by liquid oxygen and rocket grade kerosene, the pair of Merlins produced over 805kN (181,000lb)-thrust during the test. The next test, using three engines on the first-stage, is scheduled for February. A total of nine Merlin 1C engines will power the Falcon 9 rocket’s first-stage

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