German startup Rocket Factory Augsburg successfully performs critical tests ahead of 2022 debut
Source: NASA Spaceflight
Date Published: 08/30/2021
The German startup Rocket Factory Augsburg, or RFA, has concluded another test of their RFA One rocket. In the test, the company performed a destructive cryogenic pressure test of their first stage prototype. The company has shown a video in which the prototype stage broke apart after it was fueled with cryogenic nitrogen to test the quality of the welds and determine the pressure at which the structure fails.