Space tourism firm Virgin Galactic mentioned Monday it deliberate a brand new check flight for its SpaceShipTwo craft this month after an aborted check in early December.
“The flight window will open on February 13 with opportunities to fly throughout February, pending good weather conditions and technical readiness,” Richard Branson’s firm mentioned.
“Pre-flight preparations are already underway at Spaceport America, New Mexico.”
It added the flight would check remedial work accomplished because the December check when the onboard pc halted ignition of the rocket motor.
SpaceShipTwo had been anticipated to take its first passengers into house later this yr.
So far, 600 individuals who have paid as much as $2,50,000 (roughly Rs. 1.eight crores) – Virgin Galactic calls them “future astronauts” – have been ready for years to take their seat.
SpaceShipTwo’s improvement was delayed by a devastating crash of the primary one in 2014 as a result of a pilot error.
When totally purposeful, the spacecraft will likely be taken up by a particular aircraft and launched at excessive altitude. Seconds later, the spaceship – half aircraft, half rocket – will ignite its engine and blast upward.
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