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SpaceX completes development testing of SuperDraco 3D printed Rocket Engines

After months of rigorous evaluations and exams, SpaceX has completed the development testing of its SuperDraco rocket engines, which would play a key role in the Launch Abort System (LAS) designed to safely abort astronauts from the upcoming crewed Dragon Capsule in the event of a launch failure. During the recent testing at SpaceX’s development facility in Texas, the SuperDraco thrusters were successfully fired 27 times, progressing through various thrust cycles.

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