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SpaceX Starship Update webcast

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DocM    16,608

Progress report on Starship, SpaceX's gigantic interplanetary spacecraft and high-speed intercontinental transport. Also the Super Heavy booster rocket, the Raptor engine that powers both, and their launch sites.

 

September 28, 2019

2000 Eastern, 0000 UT

 

 

 

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Unobscured Vision    2,678

Take note, friends ...

 

Those three Raptors are to get the bulk of the vessel up and for steering it.

 

Yes, that gigantic thing (as it currently is) can be handled by three Raptors + RCS thrusters. Not to LEO (on this test), but up, then landing it more or less gently after cancelling all of the energy they've generated.

 

Imagine -- just imagine -- how much power the rest of those Raptors are gonna contribute to Starship that we haven't seen or thought of yet. They have yet to be installed.

 

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This cam view is going to be something FIERCE just before that camera stops working at engine start .... :yes: 

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DocM    16,608

Moved up 1 hour

1900 Eastern, 2300 UT

 

 

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DocM    16,608

OK, the time has been bouncing so SpaceX put out an official tweet

 

2000 Eastern, 1900 Central, so 0000 UT

 

 

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DocM    16,608

Time moved to 2000 Central, 2100 Eastern,  0100 UTC.

 

Weather.

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DocM    16,608

A Falcon 1 standing next to its grandchild

 

 

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DocM    16,608

Lead-in music, so soon...

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Unobscured Vision    2,678

Well that was some great stuff. :yes: 

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DocM    16,608

 

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DocM    16,608

Raptor fire!

 

 

 

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On 9/28/2019 at 12:23 PM, Unobscured Vision said:

Take note, friends ...

 

Those three Raptors are to get the bulk of the vessel up and for steering it.

 

Yes, that gigantic thing (as it currently is) can be handled by three Raptors + RCS thrusters. Not to LEO (on this test), but up, then landing it more or less gently after cancelling all of the energy they've generated.

 

Imagine -- just imagine -- how much power the rest of those Raptors are gonna contribute to Starship that we haven't seen or thought of yet. They have yet to be installed.

 

EFapNVWU8AAnr8d?format=jpg&name=small

 

This cam view is going to be something FIERCE just before that camera stops working at engine start .... :yes: 

This is my favorite picture.  Beautiful.

 

 

Sorry for double posting the video.  Didn't realize a new thread was started.

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