Elon Musk is in Texas for Test Firing of Raptor Engines Destined for the Starhopper

Elon Musk is in Texas for the test firing of the Raptor Engine that will be used on the Starhopper test vehicle.

There has been over 1200 seconds of testing over two years on previous versions of the Raptor engine.

The new raptor engine has been radically redesigned.

Raptor is a staged combustion, methane-fueled rocket engine. They use cryogenic liquid methane and liquid oxygen (LOX) instead of RP-1 kerosene and LOX used in the current Merlin engines.

Rocket Engine Comparison from Wikipedia

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