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SpaceX Super Heavy and Starship updates

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DocM    16,673

 

This un-throttleable max-thrust Raptor is only for the Super Heavy boostef's outer rings of engines.

 

Use for "The BIG Push"

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DocM    16,673

Look who came to dinner for Mk3 - window openings.

 

 

 

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ks8877    5

Those handwritten notes near window openings... What does it mean ? 

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Unobscured Vision    2,682

Likely the witty humor of one or more working there. I think it's a funny, at least.

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DocM    16,673

 

 

 

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devn00b    64

This man is dedicated that's for sure. Running and caring for 1 company is a full time and life consuming affair. For him to be dealing with TWO (Tesla/SpaceX) and doing well at both is amazing to me. I have enough trouble just running my own company.

 

All of this on-top of doing interviews, tweeting, and dealing with lawsuits.

 

That man is a machine.

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IsItPluggedIn    1,686
16 minutes ago, devn00b said:

This man is dedicated that's for sure. Running and caring for 1 company is a full time and life consuming affair. For him to be dealing with TWO (Tesla/SpaceX) and doing well at both is amazing to me. I have enough trouble just running my own company.

 

All of this on-top of doing interviews, tweeting, and dealing with lawsuits.

 

That man is a machine.

 

There is also Boring, SolarCity (Which is now Tesla), OpenAI, Neuralink and he has 5 sons to help look after.

 

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DocM    16,673

 

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Beittil    584

This dude needs to stop changing nomenclatures on the fly 😂

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DocM    16,673

Here's the game plan

 

IMG_20200103_115421.thumb.jpg.9403aa1c5e07e6d1e8cc2f0453b04ae4.jpg

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DocM    16,673

The SM01 test tank was built using new tools etc. so it tested to failure. Results,

 

 

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DocM    16,673

 

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Unobscured Vision    2,682

One of the flame diverter assemblies for the trench. Sweet. :yes: 

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DocM    16,673

Header tanks store landing propellants

 

 

 

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flyingskippy    167

Supporting the mass of header tanks at the top of each main tank seems like a really challenging task. Is there any advantage to this than adding another common bulkhead in each tank? Or does it have to be done this way to help with boiloff?

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Unobscured Vision    2,682

Everyone's playing "wait and see" ...

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DocM    16,673

The lower-most dome should be  supported by the thrust structure, so parking them there seems a natural fit.

 

Still, this is SpaceX so wait and see. They may well throw us a hard slider.

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DocM    16,673

+1 hour for Eastern time

 

 

 

 

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Beittil    584

Time to see what Starpopper v2 can do pressure wise... 

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DocM    16,673

Bulkhead test tank 2 moving to the pad area

https://youtu.be/2jfF4novyR8

 

Report;

 

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Everyday Asteonaut @Erdayastronaut
Awesome! Congrats! Feeling confident enough in the welds and manufacturing to go ahead with SN1?
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Elon Musk @elonmusk
Yes

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DocM    16,673

 

 

 

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DocM    16,673

 

30X is their custom high strength/high temperature  alloy, also for use in Tesla's Cybertruck and other rumored Cyber... vehicles.

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DocM    16,673

She rises...

 

 

 

 

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DocM    16,673

Starship SN-1

 

 

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