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Elon Musk 18m
Hoping to open in Slovakia, Croatia, Serbia & most of Eastern Europe early next year. Finally, we will do Nikola Tesla proud by having his cars in his countries of origin!
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Elon Musk 21m
OG Roadster is def helping us out here with 826M miles by itself
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Elon Musk 23m
Ahem … well … um …
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Elon Musk 26m
Classified as a URO, unidentified road object (from Area 69)
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Elon Musk 12h
Replying to @Kristennetten
SpaceX Foundry is used exclusively for advanced alloys/shapes for Raptor, incl our superalloy, SX500
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Elon Musk 12h
Replying to @elonmusk
Bottom half of Starship at night. Top half with forward fins & header tanks probably stacks on Wednesday. Three Raptors already installed.
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Elon Musk 12h
Replying to @elonmusk
Raceway & flap hinge aero covers
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Elon Musk 12h
Just leaving SpaceX Starship build site in Boca
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Elon Musk 19h
Super Heavy rocket will be much like Falcon 9, but the Ship is a strange combination of Dragon, F9 & a skydiver.
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Elon Musk Sep 22
Replying to @happych19952208
😉
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Elon Musk Sep 22
Approximately correct. We also fire the ACS thrusters to rotate the vehicle & ignite Raptors at full gimbal angle to complete the turn.
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Elon Musk Sep 22
For aero control, it comes down to % of cross-sectional area moving vs not. Flexible as to whether front or rear, so long as within bounds of center of mass & pressure.
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Elon Musk Sep 22
Replying to @Erdayastronaut
Current analysis, which I’m not fully bought into, suggests that 2 rear fins with separate airframe-mounted legs will be lighter, so this is the plan for Mk1/Mk2
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Elon Musk Sep 22
Replying to @Erdayastronaut
Stability is controlled by (very) rapid movement of rear & fwd fins during entry & landing, as well as ACS thrusters. The smaller leeward “fin” would simply be used as a leg.
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Elon Musk Sep 22
Replying to @Erdayastronaut
Stability is not an issue with 3
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Elon Musk Sep 22
Replying to @SpaceXFan97
Nose tip has forward movable fins, cold gas attitude control thrusters, header tanks for landing, composite pressure vessels, several large batteries, etc. Placed up there to balance high mass of Raptors & rear fins at the bottom.
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Elon Musk Sep 22
Replying to @SpaceXFan97
Yes. There’s a huge amount of hardware in the tip of the faring that being integrated on the ground, which is why we haven’t closed it out.
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Elon Musk Sep 22
Adding the rear moving fins to Starship Mk1 in Boca Chica, Texas
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TESLARATI Sep 22
Tesla Model 3’s stellar safety ratings highlighted in fan-made spec
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Elon Musk Sep 22
Replying to @teslaownersSV
Thanks!
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