SpaceX Raptor Engine Sets a Chamber Pressure Record

The SpaceX Raptor engine has set a new record for the highest pressure in a record engine.

The Russian RD-180 held the highest record pressure in its combustion chamber for decades. It had a pressure of 261.7 kilograms of power per square centimeter.

SpaceX has now performed six tests of the newest Raptor engine.

SpaceX Raptor specs:

Vacuum Isp: 382 s
Vacuum Thrust: 3.5 MN
Expansion Ratio: 40
Chamber Pressure: 300 bar

SOURCES- Twitter, SpaceX, Elon Musk

Written By Brian Wang. Nextbigfuture.com

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