CEO Elon Musk says SpaceX is building a Raptor rocket engine every 48 hours, disputing claims of a 'bottleneck' for the Artemis moon mission boosters
Elon Musksaid SpaceX's making Raptor rockets at a rate of about "one every 48 hours."
- The Raptor rockets will power the Starship, expected to be the next moon landing.
- Musk on Friday again trolled Blue Origin,
Jeff Bezos' spaceexploration company.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Saturday said his company had the capability to produce a Raptor rocket engine every 48 hours."Raptor production is approaching one every 48 hours," Musk said on Twitter.
NASA in April chose SpaceX as its sole partner for the
Musk's Twitter comment came after Tim Dodd, who runs the YouTube channel Everyday Astronaut, questioned whether the rocket production was in a "bit of a bottleneck."Some in the industry and government have expressed concern about SpaceX's prototypes exploding during test flights. Those concerns were echoed last week by Blue Origin on Twitter. "The Human Landing System program needs competition, not the delay of starting over. The National Team has an open architecture, deep experience, massive self-funded investments and a safe, low-risk design to return to the Moon. Let's go," the company said.
Musk on Friday replied to Blue Origin, which had a higher bid price for the Artemis contract than SpaceX.
"For the low, low price of ... ?" Musk wrote on Twitter.
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