SpaceX's SuperDraco engines could also be used for precise propulsive landings
SpaceX's SuperDraco engines are designed to allow the Dragon space capsule to escape in the event of a launch emergency
SpaceX has test-fired its advanced new SuperDraco engine, to be used on the Dragon spacecraft
SpaceX, the California company that is developing the reusable Dragon spacecraft, recently test-fired its new SuperDraco engine. Presently, the Dragon capsule is equipped with less-advanced Draco engines, which are designed for maneuvering the spacecraft while in orbit and during reentry. The SuperDraco, however, is intended to allow the astronauts to escape if an emergency occurs during the launch.
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