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SpaceX Super Heavy and Starship updates

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Unobscured Vision    2,684

ALL OF THIS. :yes: :punk:(Y) 

 

Get accustomed to those cam views of the Raptor Engines + interior superstructure ... those are gonna be glory shots (ala Apollo/Saturn) methinks.

 

Materials-wise Inco 718+ is the good stuff right now. I'm sure there's even better inside SpaceX's R&D Labs that are in-work. We haven't heard the last word on any of that.

 

Can't wait to see Starship begin testing ....

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DocM    16,749

So happy Boca Chica update  contributor  Austin Barnard got to meet Musk...

 

 

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DocM    16,749

Starship entry & "skydiver" descent controls via drag brakes.

 

Direction of travel is essentially a belly flop relative to the vehicle's long axis.

 

 

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DocM    16,749

Starship webpage

 

https://www.spacex.com/starship

 

 

 

Chomper...lives!! (Animgif at the webpage's Satellites menu)

 

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Raptor is inexpensive!!

 

 

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DocM    16,749

Starship Mk1's modules have been de-mated. Easier to work on the upper fins, actuators, header tanks, plumbing, etc. on the ground.

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DocM    16,749

Starship "Chomper" lives....

 

 

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The Boca Chica Mk1 propulsion module was moved onto an open framework steel platform. Maybe to give clearance for finishing leg work and get better ventilation?

 

Time lapse,

 

 

 

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DocM    16,749

Kimi Talvitie's done another set of Starship renders, and Musk 'liked' them.

 

 

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DocM    16,749

LC-39A upgrades; Phase 1 (main image) and Phase 2  (insert, at Phase 1's location). Renderings by two of NSF's graphics creators.

 

Phase 1 construction is happening now.

 

 

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DocM    16,749

Boca Chica 

 

This looks like the Phase 1 KISS hop platform. Phase 2 will be the 20-30m launch table for full Starship/Super Heavy stacks with a permanent crane tower and chilled flame diverter.

 

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New drone video of Boca Chica's pad & build site construction.

 

 

 

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Cocoa, FL

 

Stacking Starship Mk4

 

 

In yellow

 

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DocM    16,749

The media has caught up,

 

NBC...

 

 

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Unobscured Vision    2,684

Love it! :yes: :punk:

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DocM    16,749

SpaceX's Principal Mars Development Engineer Paul Wooster spoke at the Mars Society.

One render he showed reveals a significant change to the cargo  Starship.

It now has two clamshell doors; the upper door swings up while the lower door flips out flat to become a large elevator platform which runs to the ground. This exposes 4 cargo decks. All of this is on the leeward side during re-entry.

 

Screenshot off stream of Wooster's talk
 

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Road & beach closures in Boca Chica due to SpaceX test activities

 

Oct 30: 2000-2100 Eastern
Nov 2* - Nov 4: 1300-2100 Eastern
Nov 7* - Nov 8: 1300-2100 Eastern
Nov 12: 1300-2100 Eastern

 

* = Primary

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DocM    16,749

First hard number for StarLinks/Starship.

 

Shotwell at the Baron Fund investor conference in NYC.

 

CNBC...

 

>


Once SpaceX is flying Starship regularly, she said the rocket will be able to launch nearly seven times as many Starlink satellites at once.

"Starship can take 400 satellites at a time," Shotwell said.
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DocM    16,749

😀

 

 

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On the move...

 

 

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