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    The Starship upper fin position debate is settled.

    Yes, they're working 3 shifts. Have been for some time.

    Mary @BocaChicaGal
    A canard is being attached to Starship Mk1 at Boca Chica this evening.
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    Hello, baaaaby!!!

    Stacking day...

    Mary @BocaChicaGal
    Good morning everyone, both canards are on and today is joining day. Cant wait to see a fully stacked StarShip!https://t.co/dKAlFxhylR







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    Integrating the payload module - she rises...

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    SPadre @SpacePadreIsle
    Look at Starship





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    Everyday Astronaut @Erdayastronaut
    Besides turning turbines into soup, is it really some of these joints and stuff that are more prone to failure at such high pressures?
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    Elon Musk @elonmusk
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    Theres so much power going through this engine that its close to the limit of the known physics of materials in many places
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    How many superalloys, such as SX500, had to be developed in order to make Raptor a reality?
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    Just SX500 so far, but we use many superalloys developed by others, eg Inco 718+. If anyone has 718++, that would be helpful haha. Massive engineering work in the casting, printing & machining of Raptor far more than in design of the engine itself!

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    Thats Huge !
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    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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    Moved up 1 hour

    1900 Eastern, 2300 UT

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    Rain showers at Boca Chica today. ☔
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    OK, the time has been bouncing so finally SpaceX put out an official tweet

    1900 Central, 2000 Eastern, so 0000 UT
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    Time moved to 2000 Central, 2100 Eastern, 0100 UTC.

    Weather.
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    He's not a very good public speaker, is he?

    Pretty much like every gifted person I've ever met.

    [edit]wow. 2x the strength at cryo temps. That's something.
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    The event also revealed they'll build another Starship at both Boca Chica TX and Cocoa FL using single piece rings, then build a Super Heavy at each site and start flying stacks. Full stack flights in mid-2020.
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    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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    Starship webpage

    https://www.spacex.com/starship



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

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