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Scott Manley Aug 22
I think enjoys watching rocket nerds making guesses about construction at Boca Chica.
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Elon Musk Aug 27
Replying to @DJSnM
They’re quite accurate!
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Viv 🐉 Aug 27
Replying to @elonmusk @DJSnM
Any update on this year’s Starship event? Still aiming for September? 🚀
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Elon Musk Aug 27
Replying to @flcnhvy @DJSnM
Neuralink this month & Tesla next month, SpaceX probably October. We will have made a lot of progress by then. Might have a prototype booster hop done by then.
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Everyday Astronaut Aug 28
For just a booster hop you could probably get away with 3 or 6 Raptors only... But it’ll be a while before you have 2 dozen + similar and capable engines for an orbital booster, right?
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Elon Musk Aug 28
Only need 2 engines
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Elon Musk Aug 28
Raptor reached 230 mT-F (over half a million pounds of thrust) at peak pressure with some damage, so this version of the engine can probably sustain ~210 tons. Should have a 250+ ton engine in about 6 to 9 months. Target for booster is 7500 tons (16.5 million pounds) of thrust.
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Toby Li Aug 28
How is raptor vacuum testing going?
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Elon Musk
Testing with shorter RVac skirt went well. Full length skirt test coming soon.
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Raiguard Aug 28
How does one test a full-length vacuum skirt on earth without combustion instability? Obviously you're not testing it in a vacuum chamber, because the engine would no doubt destroy it.
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Scott Manley Aug 28
You exploit Bernoulli’s law, you test inside a pipe which is open at both ends, the exhaust sucks air through and reduces the static pressure.
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Dreams of Mars 2049 Aug 28
scottish skirt next?
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Bradders568 Aug 28
You mean a kilt?
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Tesladri Aug 28
Could we get waypoint navigation and alternative routes? So much fun to drive that I don't wanna always take the shortest route
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ScottKrs Aug 28
How is cryo production going at boca still planning on making it self sufficient?
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Kim Walker Aug 28
Interesting
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Wave Of Modern Aug 28
When are we getting the rewrite?
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Kieran Kunhya 🚀 Aug 28
Still planning to use Tesla battery packs for actuators?
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Isaac Latterell Aug 28
They seem to be installed on sn8(?)
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