American Raptor engine broke the record for the Russian RD-180 on the pressure level in the combustion chamber.
Developed by the American company SpaceX Raptor engine broke the record for the Russian RD-180 on the pressure level in the combustion chamber. On Monday, February 11, said CEO Elon Musk on Twitter.
“Today, the Raptor reached 268,9 bar (increased pressure in the combustion chamber), breaking the previous record set stunning Russian RD-180”, – he wrote in microblogging, noting the excellent work of his team.
According to NPO Energomash (Russia), the pressure in the combustion chamber of the RD-180 is a bar of 266.7.
Recall that in early February, the head of SpaceX reported a successful first burn of the rocket engine Raptor to be installed on the ship Starship. According to the businessman, it will be possible to send machines to other planets.
It is known that the American engine running on liquid methane and liquid oxygen. According to the developers, it can be reused. In Raptor you plan to use a closed circuit with a full gasification of components, as in the Russian engines, including the RD-180.