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SpaceX uses Mechazilla for the first time to lift a giant rocket with 33 Raptor 2 engines

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SpaceX this week at Starbase in Boca Chica, Texas, used the 140-meter Mechazilla launch tower for the first time to lift a 70-meter Super Heavy booster with 33 Raptor 2 engines installed.

SpaceX uses Mechazilla for the first time to lift a giant rocket with 33 Raptor 2 engines

We are talking about the Super Heavy Booster 7 rocket, which is supposed to send the Starship SN24 spacecraft into orbit this summer. The launch vehicle was lifted with the help of robotic arms and placed on the launch pad for further tests.

The process was broadcast in real time on the NASA Spaceflight YouTube channel. The episode with the actual rise is shown in a small excerpt below.

The following video allows you to evaluate the scale of Super Heavy Booster 7 and Mechazilla compared to people.

Next week, June 27-29, fire tests of the booster will be carried out, which will be the next one before the first orbital launch.

Musk has previously said that the company will have a prototype Starship rocket “ready to fly” by July. He added that the company “will have a second Starship prototype ready to fly in August” and plans to fly “on a monthly basis.”

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Samsung is spending more on R&D…or less? It all depends on how you count.

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Samsung is spending more on RDor less It all depends

Samsung Electronics’ R&D spending for the first half of this year amounted to $9.19 billion compared to $8.3 billion a year earlier.

Samsung is spending more on R&D...or less?  It all depends on how you count.

Despite this, the investment-to-revenue ratio fell to 7.9%. Moreover, the figure has been steadily declining since 2021. Before that, it was actively growing, increasing from 7.4% in 2018 to 9.8% in 2020.

During the same period, Samsung’s investments in factories and facilities amounted to $15.2 billion, with about 80% of this amount spent on everything related to the company’s semiconductor business, which has been Samsung’s most important in recent years. At the same time, these investments are $2.5 billion less than what the company invested in its facilities in the first half of 2021.

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The Americans installed the most powerful launch vehicle in the world at the moment on the launch pad. SLS is due to make its first flight on August 29

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The Americans installed the most powerful launch vehicle in the

NASA has placed SLS rockets on the launch pad for launch as part of the Artemis 1 mission.

The Americans installed the most powerful launch vehicle in the world at the moment on the launch pad.  SLS is due to make its first flight on August 29

The launch is scheduled for August 29th. The Artemis 1 mission involves testing the Orion spacecraft and launching it to the moon. The mission will last from 39 to 42 days. Among other things, one of the most important moments of the mission will be the return of the ship to Earth. Orion will not just return, but will enter the upper atmosphere twice. The first entry will be partial with a further return to a higher orbit, after which a full re-entry and landing will follow. Thus, NASA will test the ship for strength.

As for the rocket, once launched, the SLS will be the most powerful rocket currently in use. It is capable of launching up to 95 tons of cargo into the reference orbit, and in the future, after modifications, the figure can be increased to 130 tons. It is capable of delivering 27 tons to the moon.

NASA expects that the upcoming launch will attract a huge number of people to the beach near the spaceport. Cocoa Beach city officials estimate that between 100,000 and 200,000 people will come to watch the launch.

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Starship has never flown before, but SpaceX already has a contract to launch a satellite with this rocket.

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Starship has never flown before but SpaceX already has a

SpaceX has won one of its first Starship launch contracts. Despite the fact that she has not yet had a single full-fledged launch, the mission in question is scheduled for 2024.

Starship has never flown before, but SpaceX already has a contract to launch a satellite with this rocket.

Japanese company SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings has chosen Starship to launch its Superbird-9 communications satellite into geosynchronous transfer orbit.

There is no other data on cooperation with SpaceX in the corresponding press release. Including the unknown amount of the contract. As for the satellite, we are talking about the HTS class (High Throughput Satellites) – these are communication satellites with high bandwidth. The company says that the satellite configuration can be flexibly adjusted to the needs of a particular customer.

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