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    Quote Originally Posted by Umfriend View Post
    Uhm, wow!

    So a BFR wil do the inital lift and the hopper do the 2nd stage and propulsion in space and to land again? Where is the cargo/crew? In it or on top of it?
    StarHopper is a subscale engine & systems test vehicle, now retired.

    The full system:

    Super Heavy: a 63 meters tall, 9 meters tank diameter, booster with 20-37 Raptor engines - depending on the mission. 2x - 3x as much thrust as Saturn V.

    Starship: a 55 meters tall, 9 meters tank diameter, multi-purpose (crew, cargo, tanker & satellite deployer) combination upper stage/spacecraft with 3-10 Raptor engines. Capable of intercontinental or interplanetary crew/cargo missions.

    DeltaV upper stage: disposable, stripped-down much like the StarHopper but without legs. For delivering the maximum impulse for large or multiple outer solar system probes.

    Two Starships are under construction, and the first Super Heavys will be started when they vacate the build areas.

    StarHopper, Starship, Super Heavy and the 118 meter tall full stack.

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    Starship vs Space Shuttle

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    Enough at McGregor to fit 3 engines in Starship Mk1, and start work on a set for Mk2.

    Viv @flcnhvy
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    How close is the current iteration of Raptor to orbital readiness?
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    Probably 2 to 3 months. Were about to ship Raptor SN 10
    7:37 PM - Aug 28, 2019

    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1166857467214667776
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    YAY!!!

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    When will the first Starship Mk1 test flight be?
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    Aiming for 20km flight in Oct & orbit attempt shortly thereafter. Starship update will be on Sept 28th, anniversary of SpaceX reaching orbit. Starship Mk 1 will be fully assembled by that time.
    7:48 PM - Aug 28, 2019

    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1166860032052539392
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    Cocoa Starship Mk-2 site post hurricane Dorian. No visible damage

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    "We're all going to Mars, we're all going to Mars, E I E ad y oh, we're all going to Mars"
    And Beyooooooooooooond!

    This is so much faster than Nasa nowadays.

    28th, eh ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evildead666 View Post
    "We're all going to Mars, we're all going to Mars, E I E ad y oh, we're all going to Mars"
    And Beyooooooooooooond!

    This is so much faster than Nasa nowadays.

    28th, eh ?
    Will have to put a reminder on my calendar.
    He's doing the update at the Boca Chica facility in Texas, and the Starship Mk-1 test vehicle should be finished by then. The nose airfoil/drag brakes are on site, and the leg/airfoil/drag brakes should arrive soon.

    These two early ships won't be as pretty as the next generation, Mk-3+, which will built using one-piece rings instead of rings made of welded up curved panels. The new tooling is at both sites, and a supply of rings is already being fabbed at Cocoa Florida.

    First destination will be the Moon, demoing it for NADA's Artemis program, then a commercial passenger free-return loop around the Moon like Apollo 8, then Mars.
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    Viv @flcnhvy
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    After Mars, what’s next? Moons of Jupiter?
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    Ceres, Callisto, Ganymede & Titan
    4:53 AM - Sep 9, 2019

    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1170983609492103168
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    Starship Mk1: test flight 1

    Full size vehicle: 55+ meters tall, 9 meter fuselage + legs & fins

    FCC STA (temp. radio frequency allocations)

    FAA license pending

    Date: NET October 13, 2019 (ends April 13, 2020)
    Altitude: 22.5km (74,000ft)

    https://fcc.report/ELS/Space-Explora...631-EX-ST-2019

    This STA is necessary to authorize Starship suborbital test vehicle communications for SpaceX Mission 1569 from the Boca Chica launch pad, and the experimental recovery following the suborbital launch. Recovery is limited to 2 functions: (1) prelaunch checkout test of the TC uplink from the ground station at Boca Chica (less than five minutes in duration) and (2) experimental uplink testing from the ground station at Boca Chica during descent. Trajectory data will be provided directly to NTIA, USAF, and NASA. All downrange Earth stations are receive-only. Launch licensing authority is FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation.
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    Operation Start Date: 10/13/2019
    Operation End Date: 04/13/2020
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    TESLARATI @Teslarati
    SpaceX tests ceramic Starship heat shield tiles on Starhoppers final flight test
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    SpaceX tests ceramic Starship heat shield tiles on Starhopper's final flight test

    Although it flew under the radar in the heat of the moment, SpaceXs final Starhopper test flight completed on August 27th happened to include an unusual bit of test hardware eight (give or...
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    The hex tiles are actually mechanically attached, which is important to allow for very high temp on back side of tile that would destroy any adhesive. Marshmellow-looking thing is a rope seal

    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1171308928476385281



    Cropped & processed from BocaChicaGal's image

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    Viv @flcnhvy
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    After Mars, whats next? Moons of Jupiter?
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    4:53 AM - Sep 9, 2019

    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1170983609492103168
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    Boca Chica

    The first of 3 new Starship/Super Heavy ringwalls (build stands) is almost ready to pour, targeting a total of 5.

    This really is starting to look like a shipyard.

    https://twitt.com/BocachicaMaria1/st...22362539798528
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    Boca Chica:

    Propulsion module almost done, need to finish x-ray weld inspections, so they should be mounting the canard fins to the cargo module & fin/legs to the propulsion module very soon. Then they can stack them.

    Austin Barnard @austinbarnard45
    SpaceX crews are hard at work today, with the completion of the StarShip main body stack. In the photos down below, you can see crew members inspecting the welds, porthole, and the final bulkhead. Congratulations to SpaceX and Elon musk, to another step closer to Mars.

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    https://twitter.com/austinbarnard45/...63152339898369
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