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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2021
     
    SN11 Static Fire Today. Unlimited TFR tomorrow; possible launch.
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2021
     
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    The Raptors remain suspect
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeMar 16th 2021
     
    They probably know.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeMar 16th 2021
     
    17 Wins 22 Losses: I guess they do.
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeMar 16th 2021
     
    I can walk upright, most of times, undrunk. So!
    • CommentAuthorBigOilRep
    • CommentTimeMar 16th 2021
     
    Posted By: Angus17 Wins 22 Losses: I guess they do.

    Angus made a sports joke! And it worked!
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeMar 16th 2021
     
    √∑blush√∑
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2021
     
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    It's now the largest extant rocket on the planet. Video from Thursday 3/18/2021
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLDWhdGNLys

    Per Musk, BN1 is a pathfinder and BN2 will be the first to fly.
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2021
     
    WTF? They cut a 1.5m hole in the side of SN11 and some guy crawled inside? Some kinda retrofit?
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2021
     
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    Seems like there are two major issues with the development before she gets to orbit: fuel feed difficulties for the flip-burn, and the sporadic flakiness of the Raptor.
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    Those are issues on the final approach and landing. Once those are shaken out, we get to find out the issues on the ascent to orbit and the re-entry and descent. This show will go on for a while! Maybe even save the US steel industry. He is using USAmerican made stainless steel, I hope.
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2021
     
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2021
     
    Posted By: goatcheez

    https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-starship-first-super-heavy-booster-stacked/



    -That looks far too tall.
    -It probably has its own weather.
    -With 20 Raptors up its ass and a Starship on top it MUST fold into itself.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2021
     
    Are you distracted by the highlight from seeing the actual diameter?
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2021 edited
     
    No. But the structural integrity of that thing in the picture alone can't even support itself without internal pressurization. It scares me.

    ETA:
    3-4mm steel looks thick but this thing is more a balloon than an imperial star destroyer. A hope-sinking thin-marginalized design.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2021
     
    Of course - pretty well no modern liquid fuel rocket ignores the fuel as a structural element.
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    Not forgetting that the fuel can go wibbly wobbly.