The company conducted tests near Landing Zone 1 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Base in Florida, starting with two one-second burns for two of Draco's trainers from Draco's crew 16. These spacers will be used for maneuvering and position control, as well as for re-orientation of the spacecraft. The Crew Dragon team then released eight SuperDraco engines, which will be tasked with accelerating the spacecraft beyond its launch vehicle in nine seconds.
Full-time static test of fire escape system at Dragon Launch System completed – SpaceX and NASA teams are now reviewing test data and working on a demonstration flight on the Dragon Escape option. pic.twitter.com/CMHvMRBQcW
– SpaceX (@SpaceX) November 13, 2019
After that, the Dracos and SuperDraco engines fired in the same sequence if the spacecraft had to be reoriented in order to be able to deploy its parachute and close its doors before returning to the atmosphere. These tests will help SpaceX and NASA confirm the flight launch system of the Dragon crew ahead of the planned flight demonstration. However, prior to the demonstration, both NASA and SpaceSex should review the data from these tests, perform hardware inspections, and set a date for the abortion test.