SpaceX unveils Dragon V2, its first manned spacecraft

December 24, 2016 – 03:51 pm

Elon Musk and Dragon V2SpaceX's Dragon V2 making a landing. SpaceX

"As long as we continue to throw away rockets and spacecraft, we will never have true access to space, " Musk said, likening the situation to throwing away passenger jets after each flight. "It will always be incredibly expensive."

Musk said it still retains the parachutes of the previous model but will only deploy those chutes if the spacecraft detects an anomaly with the engines or the propulsion system before landing. The spacecraft can still land safely even if it loses two of its engines, Musk said.

These engines are called SuperDraco and are more than 160 times more powerful than the Draco engines found in the current version of Dragon, allowing them to produce 16, 400 foot pounds of thrust. In a departure from the norm, their combustion chambers are 3D printed using a technique called direct metal laser sintering, which uses lasers to accurately create complex metal structures out of metal powder layer by layer.


Source: www.cnet.com

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