The first test of the engine BE-4, Blue Origin has failed

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Recently the American company Blue Origin began bench tests of the engine BE-4, designed to be similar to the Russian RD-180. After a series of tests representatives of the company said that the trials ended with damage of equipment — Space News.

Yesterday, we lost a set of test equipment of fuel system on one of the test stands BE-4, — written in the Twitter company.

The scale of the incident and reasons not reported.

The engines of the BE-4 was created to replace the Russian RD-180 engines, which are now put on the American boosters Atlas. Three years ago, the U.S. Congress issued a resolution in which it urged to accelerate the pace of development of the American counterpart, the creation of which has been the company Blue Origin.

Developers have reported that in the near future will deal with the problem and will continue testing.

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