Starship | SN11 | High-Altitude Flight Test

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As early as Tuesday, March 30, the SpaceX team will attempt a high-altitude flight test of Starship serial number 11 (SN11) - our fourth high-altitude flight test of a Starship prototype from Starbase in Texas. Similar to previous high-altitude flight tests of Starship, SN11 will be powered through ascent by three Raptor engines, each shutting down in sequence prior to the vehicle reaching apogee - approximately 10 km in altitude. SN11 will perform a propellant transition to the internal header tanks, which hold landing propellant, before reorienting itself for reentry and a controlled aerodynamic descent.

The Starship prototype will descend under active aerodynamic control, accomplished by independent movement of two forward and two aft flaps on the vehicle. All four flaps are actuated by an onboard flight computer to control Starship’s attitude during flight and enable precise landing at the intended location. SN11’s Raptor engines will then reignite as the vehicle attempts a landing flip maneuver immediately before touching down on the landing pad adjacent to the launch mount.
A controlled aerodynamic descent with body flaps and vertical landing capability, combined with in-space refilling, are critical to landing Starship at destinations across the solar system where prepared surfaces or runways do not exist, and returning to Earth. This capability will enable a fully reusable transportation system designed to carry both crew and cargo on long-duration, interplanetary flights and help humanity return to the Moon, and travel to Mars and beyond.
Given the dynamic schedule of development testing, stay tuned to our social media channels for updates as we move toward SpaceX’s fourth high-altitude flight test of Starship!

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  • Simon Hulme KT

    Simon Hulme KT

    Prieš 6 val

    Why did they launch on a day like this?!
    That fog is like soup!

  • Sfs Jakey

    Sfs Jakey

    Prieš 9 val

    Faa:nah it’s too sunny it’s too hot to launch it
    Faa:yeessssssss we will launch it in the most intense fog were we can’t see starship

  • Jerry Dodge

    Jerry Dodge

    Prieš 10 val

    I have a suggestion for SpaceX for the engine area. Rather than that area being a cylinder, make a dome in the top of that engine shroud. It would do 3 things:
    1) Improve thrust
    2) Improve stability while landing
    3) Reduce the noise
    That noise comes from the cylindrical shape of that bottom shroud area. Combining the idea of a "Hemi" engine (where the combustion chamber is in the shape of a dome), I think this would make tons of improvements.

    • Jerry Dodge

      Jerry Dodge

      Prieš 10 val

      There's overall too much "empty space" which echoes and does more harm than good. Wasted energy.

    • Jerry Dodge

      Jerry Dodge

      Prieš 10 val

      And actually, it's not just the noise, but the vibrations that tend to shake things apart. A dome would help stabilize the whole bottom of the Starship. After all, humans have been building dome-shaped buildings for centuries...

  • Googan Gangle

    Googan Gangle

    Prieš 10 val

    Besides all the optimism & spirit, miss the spectacular 💥 in the air. That would have been a stunning web cast 🎆✨💯

  • Quinn STANFIELD

    Quinn STANFIELD

    Prieš 18 val

    Hippity hoppity, rocket go: 💥

    • Brent Smith

      Brent Smith

      Prieš 15 val

      Poppity?

  • CS Romero

    CS Romero

    Prieš dieną

    Fantastic achievements 🇺🇲

  • Music 4MySoul

    Music 4MySoul

    Prieš dieną

    I don't want one soul that belongs to God lost for all eternity. Please reject the forbidden fruit for Covid-19. If anyone recieves the vaccine, they will be seperated from God for all eternity. I warn because I care. Jesus Christ is coming. If you seek Him you will find Him. The Lord looks nothing like the famous pictures. I've seen Him. God is faithful to His promises. Everything written in the book of revelation will be fulfilled. We are at the end.

    • Brent Smith

      Brent Smith

      Prieš 15 val

      Oh dear, I already got my vaccine. On the bright side, since I'm damned for eternity anyway, I've no longer got any reason not to sin and do terrible things.

  • jawlock gaming

    jawlock gaming

    Prieš dieną

    Spacex: we are gonna fly this thing and land it
    Sn11 at the landing portion of the flight: *I SAID WE BOOMIN TODAY*

  • theGthatIAM

    theGthatIAM

    Prieš dieną

    I wonder what happened to the rocket tho...im a lil hazy on what happened exactly

  • sunahura

    sunahura

    Prieš 2 dienas

    This is a dream ship, I wonder if it will have a luxury interior.

  • sunahura

    sunahura

    Prieš 2 dienas

    Elon and the team have forgotten about the traditional champagne bottle smashing, that's what happen. GO SPACE X😍😍😍😍😂😂😂😂🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸☺☺☺☺☺☺☺

  • Patt sfs

    Patt sfs

    Prieš 2 dienas

    11:36 setup

  • Chris Walker

    Chris Walker

    Prieš 2 dienas

    Go Texas!!!!!

  • Joe Bantz

    Joe Bantz

    Prieš 3 dienas

    The SN 11 did land successfully

    • M Jons

      M Jons

      Prieš 21 val

      @Jack Whitlock Thousands even. :-)

    • Jack Whitlock

      Jack Whitlock

      Prieš 2 dienas

      Landed successfully in a few hundred pieces

  • Thị Trúc Lâm

    Thị Trúc Lâm

    Prieš 3 dienas

    Hoang tien sy and pham van chung use read thinking machine to follow me to kill me

  • itz tiggz

    itz tiggz

    Prieš 3 dienas

    You guys got this 💪

  • Lucely Albino

    Lucely Albino

    Prieš 4 dienas

    Cacacacc caca canal

  • Kiezerjira

    Kiezerjira

    Prieš 4 dienas

    I can't see...

  • Das Knochentrocken

    Das Knochentrocken

    Prieš 4 dienas

    Is it alive? I know that you are testing, and this flight was again better than the other ones. But what happened at the landing? Did you manage it?

    • TimePro

      TimePro

      Prieš 4 dienas

      It exploded in mid air unfortunately during the landing burn.

  • Ajith Kumar

    Ajith Kumar

    Prieš 4 dienas

    Only testing

  • soiung toiue

    soiung toiue

    Prieš 5 dienų

    most inspiring thing in the last 50 years. Keep going forward! I love Space X!

  • Banala Varshith

    Banala Varshith

    Prieš 5 dienų

    I will too become an elon musk and start up company like space X,because I am very very interested in astronomy.

  • Biên Phạm

    Biên Phạm

    Prieš 5 dienų

    How to cut waves of read thinking machine

  • Buğra Çağrı YURT

    Buğra Çağrı YURT

    Prieš 5 dienų

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuc2NiixEA0

  • Juan Nicolas

    Juan Nicolas

    Prieš 6 dienų

    yes....

    • soiung toiue

      soiung toiue

      Prieš 5 dienų

      Amazing

  • nieooj gotoy

    nieooj gotoy

    Prieš 6 dienų

    The road to success is always under construction~ Civil Engineer

  • BaBa Ganoush

    BaBa Ganoush

    Prieš 6 dienų

    woohoooo!

  • yOkay_

    yOkay_

    Prieš 6 dienų

    Never give up!

  • GD gamer

    GD gamer

    Prieš 6 dienų

    Coming soon: the launch of SN12

    • GD gamer

      GD gamer

      Prieš 6 dienų

      @TimePro okay

    • TimePro

      TimePro

      Prieš 6 dienų

      @GD gamer SN12-14 are not being built because SN15 has major upgrades.

    • GD gamer

      GD gamer

      Prieš 6 dienų

      @Biegan What do you mean, what is the SN15 going to do?

    • Biegan

      Biegan

      Prieš 6 dienų

      You are wrong bro, next will be SN15

  • Xeno SFS - SFS Content and News

    Xeno SFS - SFS Content and News

    Prieš 6 dienų

    5:47

    • Jack Whitlock

      Jack Whitlock

      Prieš 5 dienų

      @Xeno SFS - SFS Content and News It’s a bot

    • Xeno SFS - SFS Content and News

      Xeno SFS - SFS Content and News

      Prieš 6 dienų

      @nieooj gotoy there are none

    • nieooj gotoy

      nieooj gotoy

      Prieš 6 dienų

      Add Russian subtitles, please

  • Xeno SFS - SFS Content and News

    Xeno SFS - SFS Content and News

    Prieš 6 dienų

    5:47

  • Phil Rosa-Leeke

    Phil Rosa-Leeke

    Prieš 6 dienų

    #SpaceX Why don't you use the same system for landing as you do with your Falcon rockets and your intended main Starship booster? It works!

    • Lmao.

      Lmao.

      Prieš 6 dienų

      Starship in particular will be coming from orbital speeds, both on earth and mars and going into a belly flop burns off a lot more speed than descending like the falcon 9 and the first stage. It also has more maneuverability at said angle with its fins. The landing system coming out of that belly flop needs to be able to land in rough terrain and landing like a rocket is much easier than landing like a plane. It also makes it easier to take off again.

  • Enrico Civardi

    Enrico Civardi

    Prieš 6 dienų

    Is a question of doctrin.If you cant understand,just pay for the Spitfire.

  • Enrico Civardi

    Enrico Civardi

    Prieš 6 dienų

    There is Space Mafia.No,is not possible build there,Pig,you have to pay.We love the Spitfire.

  • K Jayanth

    K Jayanth

    Prieš 6 dienų

    Nice video keep it up make more related videos

  • Franco C

    Franco C

    Prieš 6 dienų

    Others have asked this already: please put some telemetry on screen!

  • Shahbaz ahmed

    Shahbaz ahmed

    Prieš 7 dienų

    Hi good nice to see

  • htannberg

    htannberg

    Prieš 7 dienų

    There is a better way to land StarShip and the heavy booster.
    If the landing pad was made out of a metal grid of sorts and raised 50+ feet into the air, when a space craft comes in for a landing the pad drops as the craft touches down. The pad then does all the breaking so no major legs are needed to cushion the landing. This is a much safer way to land. The drop and break landing pad absorbs all the energy. It can be made very low tech so as not to fail. Come on we can do this!

    • TimePro

      TimePro

      Prieš 3 dienas

      @htannberg I fail to see what’s wrong with doing it SpaceXs way...

    • htannberg

      htannberg

      Prieš 3 dienas

      @TimePro Yes, I truly believe so. All the mega hard stuff has already be done. Landing a spacecraft on a 100? foot circle for example. Slowing 240 tons down from 5 or 10 mph to zero in 50 feet should not be too hard for SpaceX engineers.

    • TimePro

      TimePro

      Prieš 3 dienas

      @htannberg You call your design SIMPLE?

    • htannberg

      htannberg

      Prieš 3 dienas

      @TimePro I'm sure the Ford Pinto engineers said the same thing. It comes down to, too many things have to go right for the catch a booster to work. Why design something harder than it has to be? A simple design that works is always better.

    • TimePro

      TimePro

      Prieš 3 dienas

      Orrrrr we can do it the way the engineers want to do it?

  • VPD

    VPD

    Prieš 7 dienų

    Amazing

  • Patate Lechat

    Patate Lechat

    Prieš 8 dienų

    wow is realy cool:)

  • gamil sultan

    gamil sultan

    Prieš 8 dienų

    I,m not an engineer but as I've seen the lift and landing, in case of landing maneuver it seems to have huge momentum that the engines can't harmonize the huge momentum to the required landing momentum or speed.
    Perhaps it may need more time as that landing maneuver must start from a reasonably high distance to enable the engines to harmonize the huge momentum, parachuting may be needed to reduce the great pressure created by engines abruptly to absorb the kinetic energy , in turn may lead to destroying the ship.

    • TheSeeker50

      TheSeeker50

      Prieš 5 dienų

      SN10 (which landed) flipped around the same distance SN11 flipped and exploded. SN10 landed.

    • Jack Whitlock

      Jack Whitlock

      Prieš 8 dienų

      Flipping higher wouldn’t help if an engine explodes (Like it did here)

  • Marc Christian Castor

    Marc Christian Castor

    Prieš 8 dienų

    What a foggy day, can't see a thing

  • lyric lays

    lyric lays

    Prieš 8 dienų

    starship is not coming back so starship went to the space ;)

    • hoiy vinosa

      hoiy vinosa

      Prieš 8 dienų

      передоз селитрой

  • Витёк Крут

    Витёк Крут

    Prieš 9 dienų

    Add Russian subtitles, please

    • hoiy vinosa

      hoiy vinosa

      Prieš 8 dienų

      parese que el clima afecta el gas puede estar caliente o frio escuche uno de los audios y exploto porque estaba frio

  • hoiy vinosa

    hoiy vinosa

    Prieš 9 dienų

    FAA Clear sunny day: Not today FAA Intense thick fog: LEZZZDODISSHIIIT!!!

  • UNDAWN harsh

    UNDAWN harsh

    Prieš 9 dienų

    Past, present and future is but a stubborn Illusion-- Sir Albert Einstein
    You are my inspiration Sir Elon Musk

  • infospot100

    infospot100

    Prieš 9 dienų

    Ok when we loose the signal. The simple reason is starship burned away.

    • TimePro

      TimePro

      Prieš 9 dienų

      Not really but okay

  • miko foin

    miko foin

    Prieš 9 dienų

    Wow, so exciting!✨🚀

    • hoiy vinosa

      hoiy vinosa

      Prieš 9 dienų

      6.06 look at the middle you will find some lil fire coming out that’s leakage

  • samu

    samu

    Prieš 10 dienų

    Oof

  • ufor ufor

    ufor ufor

    Prieš 10 dienų

    space is so 20th century

    • Space X

      Space X

      Prieš 9 dienų

      @Ferocious Gamer Hilarious

    • Ferocious Gamer

      Ferocious Gamer

      Prieš 10 dienų

      so going to mars is something we would do in 1990?

  • Houa Houa

    Houa Houa

    Prieš 10 dienų

    6:12 The engine failed here and that's why Starship SN11 is not coming back.

  • Anthony C Carnell

    Anthony C Carnell

    Prieš 10 dienų

    Took 1000 tests to get the light bulb formula right. This is #11. @ElonMusk and the team are doing just fine.

    • Anthony C Carnell

      Anthony C Carnell

      Prieš 9 dienų

      @miko foin Absolutely - we think the same way. Have a great Friday

    • miko foin

      miko foin

      Prieš 9 dienų

      “Remember, making mistakes is part of the process. The key to success is to make mistakes quickly, and recover quickly, and keep forging forward.” ― Kevin J. Donaldson

  • ufor ufor

    ufor ufor

    Prieš 10 dienų

    too bad there's no space programs anymore even space movies goes out in touch with realities because we keep changing display technologies, what is space missions without displays. Unless spaceships is loaded with technologies and there's holodeck, where to have such realities, I still duno....if it's possible. But space will blow your mind is it comparable with colorfull 3D biotech...

  • gaurang joshi

    gaurang joshi

    Prieš 10 dienų

    Ha

  • gioyu comi

    gioyu comi

    Prieš 11 dienų

    thank You for what you guys are doing for humanity! Peace.

    • abbsnn cose

      abbsnn cose

      Prieš 10 dienų

      Can't you even Launch this Thing from a Pläne Like the Steam Chase to practice only the landing maneuver

  • Joseph Martin

    Joseph Martin

    Prieš 11 dienų

    Thanks ! I know you all are very busy, but I wish Elon Musk and Team could find the time to help Pr. Biden & Congress implement the *American Jobs Plan* . Watching your amazing *skills* , the needs of America and the reality of the Work Force, there is a huge gap that this next Stimulus must end or Asia will eat USA lunch and dinner. Sometimes just pointing in the right direction and goals can make a World of Differences.

    • abbsnn cose

      abbsnn cose

      Prieš 10 dienų

      “Remember, making mistakes is part of the process. The key to success is to make mistakes quickly, and recover quickly, and keep forging forward.” ― Kevin J. Donaldson

  • Dragone Inc.

    Dragone Inc.

    Prieš 11 dienų

    Hey space X,
    Got some ideas for yall one increase the cone sizes of the raptor engines doesn't have to be circular maybe another spade, why can you add the honey comb slider like the other rocket, with the capability of closing the holes with the comb and control air flow, can aerodynamics help as well. Just an idea.

    • gioyu comi

      gioyu comi

      Prieš 11 dienų

      Well that was a dud. Seriously, if you can't get the cameras to work? And unless you're suicidal you wouldn't want to be the first to fly Musky Air

  • Jimmy B. Perez Lopez

    Jimmy B. Perez Lopez

    Prieš 11 dienų

    parese que el clima afecta el gas puede estar caliente o frio escuche uno de los audios y exploto porque estaba frio

  • Eby Hohloskot

    Eby Hohloskot

    Prieš 11 dienų

    передоз селитрой

  • Wallstreetbets

    Wallstreetbets

    Prieš 11 dienų

    This will be known as USS Enterprise NCC-1701A will it have warp drive functionality

    • Mudkip909

      Mudkip909

      Prieš 11 dienų

      Wall street bets avatar i see

  • Jay__Kaay

    Jay__Kaay

    Prieš 11 dienų

    Who down voted this are you offended by a rocket?

  • Maxwell

    Maxwell

    Prieš 11 dienų

    Not today. :)

  • Memgi

    Memgi

    Prieš 11 dienų

    6.06 look at the middle you will find some lil fire coming out that’s leakage

  • THE ROCKERS

    THE ROCKERS

    Prieš 11 dienų

    Whenever it is going to land space X hides it from us. Something is suspicious

    • Lmao.

      Lmao.

      Prieš 6 dienų

      @THE ROCKERS "not to argue with fools" no wonder you're so confident in yourself.

    • Bloody Evolution

      Bloody Evolution

      Prieš 6 dienų

      ​@THE ROCKERS Bruh this is a VERY work in progress design, they didn't nail falcon 9 for a while

    • THE ROCKERS

      THE ROCKERS

      Prieš 7 dienų

      @TimePro u look at some falcon9 landings and others. Oh i am sorry Because I have a simple rule in life "not to argue with fools" and you are correct my friend.

    • Brent Smith

      Brent Smith

      Prieš 8 dienų

      They must have one hell of a fog machine...

    • TimePro

      TimePro

      Prieš 11 dienų

      Look at SN10 and the previous attempts and say that again.

  • Santos

    Santos

    Prieš 11 dienų

    F

  • Igor Delta F.

    Igor Delta F.

    Prieš 11 dienų

    Man will go mars no earlier than 2040. Even a small cybertruck takes years to be released to public, I can't imagine how long it will take starship to meet all the requirements. Probably decades. The news says we will see Man on mars very soon, just to keep us high expectations, but I think it's just marketing.
    I'm just being realistic.

  • abbsnn cose

    abbsnn cose

    Prieš 11 dienų

    “Remember, making mistakes is part of the process. The key to success is to make mistakes quickly, and recover quickly, and keep forging forward.” ― Kevin J. Donaldson

  • Philipp Schmidtbauer

    Philipp Schmidtbauer

    Prieš 11 dienų

    Can't you even Launch this Thing from a Pläne Like the Steam Chase to practice only the landing maneuver

  • Soumya Taj

    Soumya Taj

    Prieš 12 dienų

    Go on man
    You will conquer

  • Erik Bruner

    Erik Bruner

    Prieš 12 dienų

    Well that was a dud. Seriously, if you can't get the cameras to work?
    And unless you're suicidal you wouldn't want to be the first to fly Musky Air

    • Amado

      Amado

      Prieš 10 dienų

      Try to fix them let's see how that will go

    • abbsnn cose

      abbsnn cose

      Prieš 11 dienų

      Don't you guys have patience men!!

  • Paz C.

    Paz C.

    Prieš 12 dienų

    https://youtu.be/uz76VMCDB1o ❤️🙏

  • Illustration

    Illustration

    Prieš 12 dienų

    It may of failed but I know SpaceX they keep going! Mars here
    we come!

  • standal001

    standal001

    Prieš 12 dienų

    An Idea. Why not to use helium atmosphere under the skirt of starship? It can eliminate burning of raptor engine and helium is allready in nose cone tank.

  • Mikhail Sporyshev

    Mikhail Sporyshev

    Prieš 12 dienų

    You should make a compilation of failed starship launches and landings. That would be fun, especially with some dramatic music in the background. I suggest Edvard Grieg

  • Master Piece

    Master Piece

    Prieš 12 dienų

    Okay

  • doire aintu

    doire aintu

    Prieš 12 dienų

    “Remember, making mistakes is part of the process. The key to success is to make mistakes quickly, and recover quickly, and keep forging forward.” ― Kevin J. Donaldson

  • Igor L

    Igor L

    Prieš 12 dienų

    great!

  • CoolJRT

    CoolJRT

    Prieš 12 dienų

    What font is used for the timer? It's beautiful

    • CoolJRT

      CoolJRT

      Prieš 12 dienų

      Clock: *is beautiful* Clock: *freezes* *American engineering at its finest* Ever heard of a Swiss clock failing?

  • N M

    N M

    Prieš 12 dienų

    What is happenig with SN11?

    • doire aintu

      doire aintu

      Prieš 12 dienų

      They could also easily crawl back into the skiff to take a break, eat, rest, use the toilet, whatever to satisfy basic personal needs. Astronauts could safely, comfortably and easil

  • lets game it out on roblox

    lets game it out on roblox

    Prieš 12 dienų

    Uh i tink the engean imploded and fire to full and boom

  • aola wili

    aola wili

    Prieš 12 dienų

    “Remember, making mistakes is part of the process. The key to success is to make mistakes quickly, and recover quickly, and keep forging forward.” ― Kevin J. Donaldson

    • Abdula Osman

      Abdula Osman

      Prieš 4 dienas

      And forgot something in the end: *Actually succeeding.*

  • Cassandra Lynne Rose Wilson

    Cassandra Lynne Rose Wilson

    Prieš 12 dienų

    Dust yourself off and make another ship Elon. Eventually you will succeed again. I look forward to watching it happen. 🌟 Cheers to SN12

    • Amado

      Amado

      Prieš 10 dienų

      next is SN15 SN12-14 got skipped because their designs were out dated

  • M A D A R A

    M A D A R A

    Prieš 13 dienų

    .SPACEX DILDO'S FOR TITANS.
    wHy dO hUMaNS HaVE aLL tHE fUN??


    Based on the thumbnail....i didn't watch the video.
    Ok bei

  • BigMo

    BigMo

    Prieš 13 dienų

    5:48 launch
    8:02 shut down 1st engine
    922 2nd engine shutdown
    10:09 3rd engine shutdown - decent
    11:39 relight
    Frozen camera

    • aola wili

      aola wili

      Prieš 12 dienų

      Another one bites the dust Another one bites the dust Another one down, and another one down

  • Saurabh Jha

    Saurabh Jha

    Prieš 13 dienų

    Don't you guys have patience men!!

  • Mike Malloy

    Mike Malloy

    Prieš 13 dienų

    Lovely, video freezes just as engines fire up :/

  • Devansh D

    Devansh D

    Prieš 13 dienų

    👍

  • weavergrad

    weavergrad

    Prieš 13 dienų

    Meanwhile, they got tech that can do this ... wait shhh.

  • D Hansel

    D Hansel

    Prieš 13 dienų

    I wonder why did they launch in this foggy weather? After all they were not putting anything in orbit.
    Probably the FAA had something to do with this such as a time-line window.

  • Ali Alzedawy

    Ali Alzedawy

    Prieš 13 dienų

    ارجو ان يصل كلامي اليكم ؟ توجد طريقه اكثر امانا وفعاليه للذهاب للمريخ والعوده منه ولكن من خلال صواريخ هجينة متعددة وليس مثل ما تقومون به من تجارب تنتهي بالفشل

    • Jul1an

      Jul1an

      Prieš 9 dienų

      ok

  • beasticks

    beasticks

    Prieš 13 dienų

    do yall play rocket simulator or just play it irl

  • thomas wellnitz

    thomas wellnitz

    Prieš 13 dienų

    Space x is controlled by Nasa so there is no difference between them and what nasa puts out both lie about going to space which they can't do .

    • Ferocious Gamer

      Ferocious Gamer

      Prieš 9 dienų

      @Amado lol

    • Amado

      Amado

      Prieš 10 dienų

      @thomas wellnitz naive hahhahah did you read your own comments

    • random games

      random games

      Prieš 10 dienų

      @thomas wellnitz Uno reverse

    • thomas wellnitz

      thomas wellnitz

      Prieš 10 dienų

      @Ferocious Gamer if you think they are going to own part of it and not control it then you are very naive .

    • Ferocious Gamer

      Ferocious Gamer

      Prieš 10 dienų

      @thomas wellnitz part ownership is not control

  • Ray Turner

    Ray Turner

    Prieš 13 dienų

    Never will understand why you run two engines lean, can't make power without BTUs. Run them fat on the test stand. Flow pressures are different installed in the rocket. Oh well who am I. Should use inline accumulators at the engine in plumbing at the puck.

    • Brent Smith

      Brent Smith

      Prieš 12 dienų

      I highly doubt they're running the engines lean. You always, always run rocket engines rich. Otherwise they disintegrate.

  • Norberto Vaz

    Norberto Vaz

    Prieš 13 dienų

    Elon don't let messy science slow you down ;)

  • Charles Belhumeur

    Charles Belhumeur

    Prieš 13 dienų

    I'm sure you get a lot of ideas submitted like this and maybe its even annoying, but here goes another.
    Does SpaceX plan to develop any kind of need or capacity for in flight EVAs for things like repairs, inspections, upgrades, rescues, etc,? During an ISS EVA Chris Hadfield got something in his eye, a flake of soap I think. It completely incapacitated him and put him in significant peril for awhile. It seems silly that such a small thing created such a big problem for a highly trained astronaut in an expensive high tech suit! In an ordinary work environment a person, even weightless, would just wipe the crap out their eye with a finger, no problemo. It's kind of a big flaw in these high tech conventional space suits that their design robs the astronauts of a capacity for such simple basic human actions. I started thinking of a way to fix this. I came up with the idea of a skiffsuit.
    A skiffsuit would be a small spacecraft, skiff, with capacity to maneuver in orbit or in flight to Mars. It would be big enough to support 2 astronauts for a day or two. About the size of a Chevy van. It would have the upper half of a spacesuit on the end of a tubular cherry picker or space arm extension. Astronauts would crawl into the tube to put their upper body into the space suit end with some footholds in the tube. The space arm tube could then be maneuvered into position by the astronaut to do repair, upgrade, inspection work by the astronaut. The skiff would have an automated station keeping that would counter any forces the astronaut has to apply to the work. The skiff, space arm and suit would all be one continuous pressurized volume. If an astronaut got something in their eye, got a bad cramp or whatever they could just crawl back into the bigger volume of the skiff to fix it. They could also easily crawl back into the skiff to take a break, eat, rest, use the toilet, whatever to satisfy basic personal needs. Astronauts could safely, comfortably and easily conduct EVA work for days in the skiff.
    I got the idea watching power grid workers working on transmission lines from cherry picker trucks. I noticed they never used their lower bodies other than just to stand in the buckets. They did complicated and precise work to a high standard with just their upper bodies.

  • Mark

    Mark

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    Keep up the hard work SpaceX!

  • YAGIZ ALPER

    YAGIZ ALPER

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    Amazing

  • zoxoor

    zoxoor

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    nice cgi fog. sure was cheaper that way

    • Lmao.

      Lmao.

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      It's not CGI fog you sheep fuck, it's a fog machine.

    • Mudkip909

      Mudkip909

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      Ok so you’re saying that fog isn’t real. Got it. I’ll remember your comment when I see fog for the next time.

    • Cristian Ukmar

      Cristian Ukmar

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      Not even fog can be real now?

    • ivanflinn

      ivanflinn

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      what tf?

  • Red Ray

    Red Ray

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    Another one bites the dust
    Another one bites the dust
    Another one down, and another one down

    • Mudkip909

      Mudkip909

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      Another one bites the E

  • mikea hiooi

    mikea hiooi

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    “The crater was in the right place “. Like a boss !