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Today we’ll talk Starship 2.0. SpaceX’s latest design changes that will be present on the orbital flight. We’ll also talk about the lead theory for the mystery structure, and we’ll talk about the Super High Bay. SpaceX’s even larger Starship high bay to begin construction soon! Let’s find out!

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What about it!?
What about it!? 5 місяців тому
Is the mystery structure a Super Heavy load tester? Tell us your thoughts!
bryant tillman
bryant tillman 5 місяців тому
@Martin Zitter Oh. My bad.
Martin Zitter
Martin Zitter 5 місяців тому
@bryant tillman ~ My three-year-old knows that LEO stands for low earth orbit. My question has to do with delivering minerals mined on the moon and asteroids, like rare earths, platinum and gold, from orbit to the surface.
bryant tillman
bryant tillman 5 місяців тому
@Martin Zitter is that a "right" right, or an "I agree wit choo" right?
Major Fibbs
Major Fibbs 5 місяців тому
Interesting and mysterious structure. I think A) it is a test-rig to perform compression tests on ring-segments. But for that all the massive hydraulic cylinder are over dimensioned. But B) it looks like more like a production machine. Maybe they think of roll-stretch or roll-compress ring segments. Similar to how the Shuttle booster where manufacured. I know SpaceX welds them out of steel-sheets, so possibly it is then a postprocess.
Martin Zitter
Martin Zitter 5 місяців тому
@bryant tillman ~ Right you are.
Max G
Max G 5 місяців тому
I love how rugged the Raptor is. The most advanced rocket engine doesn’t need a climate controlled transport capsule, just a tarp and a pickup truck.
Daniel Heck
Daniel Heck 5 місяців тому
It's likely most rocket engines would be fine without climate control. It's just that with something that complex and expensive, climate control costs are low on the totem pole. You do it for the what ifs.
Lost Pony
Lost Pony 5 місяців тому
The fact it FITS on a light duty pickup is super awesome. Its small enuf for us to want one for ourselves.
What about it!?
What about it!? 5 місяців тому
It's built for one purpose. Reusability. For that it needs to be as rugged as for example a normal combustion engine. No clean room or climate controlled environment!
NoneOfYour Beeswax
NoneOfYour Beeswax 5 місяців тому
I'm awed by the fact they basically set up in an open field and got to work.
Dino Schachten
Dino Schachten 5 місяців тому
Yeah, true! :D
Got2Learn 5 місяців тому
Love the new music, keep these videos coming, can't wait for a full stack!
Got2Learn 5 місяців тому
@What about it!? Awesome, keep up the good work buddy, you rock!
What about it!?
What about it!? 5 місяців тому
Thank you! It's Alex Jobs in da house!
Got2Learn 5 місяців тому
@Andrew T 🤣🤣🤣
Andrew T
Andrew T 5 місяців тому
Also can't wait for Felix's full album of blooper music.
TheKazz 5 місяців тому
lol that last bit got me. "reusable fuel" and "SpaceX's anti-gravity research" XD
Lost Pony
Lost Pony 5 місяців тому
The best fuel is harvested from lunar ice and asteroids because it doesnt have to be lifted out of Earths gravity well.
What about it!?
What about it!? 5 місяців тому
Paul Schmied
Paul Schmied 5 місяців тому
@Freedom Phoenix Goat The best fuel would be renewable. But most mass expended to get to a higher one or leave will either take a long time to return or go elsewhere. IMO it would be great if someone could figure out how to capture CO2 from the upper atmosphere and use it as reaction mass off Earth.
Neathen 5 місяців тому
Rogério Penna
Rogério Penna 5 місяців тому
@Freedom Phoenix Goat not really. You are assuming fuel that can be refused indefinitely. I will give you an example. Nuclear fuel. When it's used with current tech, only a small part of the uranium undergoes fission. You could then REUSE that fuel with a FNR and extract much more energy...
Simon Seis
Simon Seis 5 місяців тому
Booster 4, Starship 20, that's not a coincidence right?
Leif Goodwin
Leif Goodwin 5 місяців тому
@j gunther Musk is known for optimism. But he usually achieves his goals.
j gunther
j gunther 5 місяців тому
musk said it was coincidence, but to me the whole program seems stoned, including inaccurate perception of passage of time
Lost Pony
Lost Pony 5 місяців тому
Space weed
Sebastian Schneider
Sebastian Schneider 5 місяців тому
@Leif Goodwin S3XY
Leif Goodwin
Leif Goodwin 5 місяців тому
@God Slayer Can you explain please for the hard of thinking?
Ruben Bartelet
Ruben Bartelet 5 місяців тому
I really like it when you put a little humor in these videos. The last part got me laughing so much!!
What about it!?
What about it!? 5 місяців тому
Shriq 5 місяців тому
Flash: “I’m the fastest man alive” SpaceX employees: hold our Methalox
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What about it!? 5 місяців тому
Ck digital The Q of 6th
Ck digital The Q of 6th 5 місяців тому
That would make him the fastest to go 23 thousand diifferent direction, simultaneously. *!!bbbooooouuurrrmmm!!*
Paul Michael Freedman
Paul Michael Freedman 5 місяців тому
@rogershrubbery11 *Luftwaffe
Paul Michael Freedman
Paul Michael Freedman 5 місяців тому
Crystal methalox
damien roberts
damien roberts 5 місяців тому
So, no test flights for superheavy before the starship is attached? WT?
ThinkingOutLoud 5 місяців тому
It’s amazing how SpaceX can maintain, then increase its pace of development. I wish I was 40 years younger. I’d be working there, working toward working there.
Bjarne S.
Bjarne S. 5 місяців тому
The new High Bay should be called "Huge Bay" Edit: NSF called it "Wide Bay" wich I like too
Hans Mueller
Hans Mueller 5 місяців тому
Maybe it will be a "Giga Bay" ?
Radoslav komar
Radoslav komar 5 місяців тому
@What about it!? The Shatterdome :)
Will4May 5 місяців тому
Leo Gama
Leo Gama 5 місяців тому
@Futurism Memes Elon-gated bay, ha-ha
What about it!?
What about it!? 5 місяців тому
Mass production bay...
Alyn Penners
Alyn Penners 5 місяців тому
I imagine the two door opening payload bay will be more versatile than the clamshell. It can be used in orbit, and can be used on the moon and even Mars for offloading cargo by an integral crane. Beautiful solution for multiple problems
Paul Schmied
Paul Schmied 5 місяців тому
Do you think they'll use the crane to deliver babies on Mars?
Mike DeMarco
Mike DeMarco 5 місяців тому
They can also be used to support heat radiators.
Meister1551 5 місяців тому
That was a fantastic ending. Your videos are always great filled with wonderful information and content. But today's ending was clever. Made me laugh out loud...
Blown Apart Movies
Blown Apart Movies 5 місяців тому
Wow! i didnt realise booster 4 was so close, im so hyped :D
What about it!?
What about it!? 5 місяців тому
Wait till tomorrows episode. It's truly crazy.
Joe Funk
Joe Funk 5 місяців тому
Loved the ending with upcoming topics trailing off. Smartly done Felix and team!
Brian 5 місяців тому
I don’t think we will see a flight by AUG 5 but I can see them having both done and on pad to begin static fire testing etc
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What about it!? 5 місяців тому
I must have worded it a bit wrong. I meant Prototypes done by August 5th. I even said that a flight is unlikely by then and that tests need to be done first.
Bernie Schiff
Bernie Schiff 5 місяців тому
@Brokolo Sbinala I don't think any flight will take place before Labor Day, early September, the earliest. The additional engineers brought in will probably be working close to a 24-7 schedule. And that's if there are no outstanding issues, delays, or changes made to the test articles.
Bernie Schiff
Bernie Schiff 5 місяців тому
@Sebastian Schneider I would tend to agree. Sometime after Labor Day, mid September the earliest, is probably more realistic. The launch table needs to be installed and tested, the launch tower finished, and fuel lines and delivery need to be tested also.
Sebastian Schneider
Sebastian Schneider 5 місяців тому
@Brokolo Sbinala I suspect September 5th (69 days afer elons bday wich is 69 days after 420) or september 6th cause 6/9.
Brokolo Sbinala
Brokolo Sbinala 5 місяців тому
He didn't say about flight he said they will be ready by AUG 5. Flight will probably happen 1 to 2 weeks after that. But still that's crazy fast
Jonathan Miller
Jonathan Miller 5 місяців тому
The speed at which SpaceX does things is mind-blowing
Mikkel Hansen
Mikkel Hansen 5 місяців тому
Felix, your content is amazing! Applause to you and the whole WAI-team 👏🏼👏🏼
Attila Gábor Kökényesi
Attila Gábor Kökényesi 5 місяців тому
Starship test campaign:one of the quickest rocket developement campaigns SpaceX:moves a ton of employees to speed it up You can't go faster than light speed as we all know but it seems like spaceX is trying.
Odysseus Rex
Odysseus Rex 5 місяців тому
Approaching Ludicrous Speed!
D.B.E. Evolution
D.B.E. Evolution 5 місяців тому
You can't go faster than light, but you can slow down time!
Paul Schmied
Paul Schmied 5 місяців тому
@King Rasputin Bartholemew III Not likely with a physic major in charge. They could try to make faster progress than Einstein.
King Rasputin Bartholemew III
King Rasputin Bartholemew III 5 місяців тому
They are on a mission to prove Einstein wrong
Fynn GB
Fynn GB 5 місяців тому
what an awesome episode! truely historical what's going on at starbase! Thanks for the vast amount of information, Felix and WAI Team!
Casey 5 місяців тому
You're killing it with staying on top of it all. Thank you for the hard work
Space Fairing
Space Fairing 5 місяців тому
In addition to weight/fuel savings, the smaller flaps won't have to contend with nearly as much aerodynamic load during reentry/landing, making a successful reentry on the first orbital flight more likely.
MrKKUT1984 5 місяців тому
I feel like at this point they should have just started building a massive indoor facility tall enough to stack a booster but wide enough so as all the work could be done inside away from the mosquitoes and weather. Plus some good ol air conditioning. I don't think most people realize just how hot and humid it is down here in the south. But thats just my opinion
MrKKUT1984 5 місяців тому
The mosquitos alone would drive me nuts. I'm in south Louisiana and they are horrible here right now.
Bernie Schiff
Bernie Schiff 5 місяців тому
Improving working conditions for the workers and staff might become a priority soon as they ramp up. Having doors on the new facility would allow some climate control. Having mosquitoes inside the tents during a shift at night is probably not good.
Sebastian Schneider
Sebastian Schneider 5 місяців тому
Maybe that static fire on Booster 3 was just to get rid of the mosquitos for a night.
catbertz 5 місяців тому
Yeah they just had a plane flying over both locations, spraying for mosquitos, which are said to be super aggressive down there in swampland Boca Chica. 🦟🦟🦟🦟🦟🦟
Martian Soon
Martian Soon 5 місяців тому
I see two different types of SS. One with as large as it can be payload area and other that has large payload, but also room for some astronauts to do some tasks after payload is released. First one is fully automated and second one could be used manually if needed. This dual ship design allows more possibilities to do orbital maneuvers. If SpaceX is going to make 1 000 SS's then there will be many different designs. (Ie. Normal SS, fueling SS, Lunar SS, Mars SS, cargo SS, mining SS, passenger SS (100-200 ppl), ...) It's only a question which one comes first.
Hannodb1961 5 місяців тому
SpaceX on RUDs: There are no mistakes, only happy accidents.
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What about it!? 5 місяців тому
Happy happy accidents...
Chris Lemfors
Chris Lemfors 5 місяців тому
@Spartacus 2497again thanks 😁👍🇦🇺****8888****
Spartacus 2497
Spartacus 2497 5 місяців тому
@Chris Lemfors really? Because I put an Elon spin on a Thomas Eddison quote and, you are trying to say I'm not very bright? You're so dull if we compared you to the Boötes void it would be positively blinding.
Chris Lemfors
Chris Lemfors 5 місяців тому
@Thinkofsomething Thanks🤪👍🤭****8888****
Chris Lemfors
Chris Lemfors 5 місяців тому
@Spartacus 2497 your not very wise😂😅🤣😂😜****8888****🚀🌌🌀🤭*8*
allan churm
allan churm 5 місяців тому
really was well done ..enjoyed this vidio a lot ..( if the space cargo doors open sideways ) they can fit a small shuttle in there as well to go down to a moon surface and return brilliant ending with the fade out picture ( you rock )
Odysseus Rex
Odysseus Rex 5 місяців тому
They could do that just as well with the alligator door. It seems to me that if they adopt opposing doors with the suggested dimensions, they will be losing out on use of a lot of space in the nose cone.
Steven Redcay
Steven Redcay 5 місяців тому
You always have a lot of new information and good video's great work on the production as well ! They have tested the inner group of Raptor mount's now the mystery object looks like the test rig for the outer ring of Raptor's ! As for the other 2 mystery rings ? Maybe part of the catch mechanism for the towers arm's ?
Peter Cozzaglio
Peter Cozzaglio 5 місяців тому
Your channel just keeps getting better all the time. As much as I enjoy the daily updates from NSF, I really love how you go into detail on EVERY update. Thank you Felix.
Anthony Taylor
Anthony Taylor 5 місяців тому
Can't wait for the SpaceX Anti-Gravity engine episode!!! But for real though, this pace is amazing and gives me hope, more than anything else in life currently! Thank you Felix and the whole WAI team for your constant updates and fantastic attention to detail, your videos make my weeks!
Brett Sebring
Brett Sebring 5 місяців тому
Wow, impressed with your community disaster relief efforts! You're good people WAI crew!
David Murphy
David Murphy 5 місяців тому
Fantastic coverage. My #1 go to for SpaceX updates.
Chris Christiansen
Chris Christiansen 5 місяців тому
Hi Felix ! I was wondering if the cargo version of Starship with the side payload doors may in fact be a manned version, functioning much like the Shuttle when deploying payloads. Seems to be enough room for a smaller crew quarters within the nose forward of the bay. Regards
Dale Young
Dale Young 5 місяців тому
I still think they messed up with the height of the highbay, remember they had to chop 1 ring off BN1 and then later designs had SH's 1 ring smaller. I think that's why the next building will be slightly taller. Thay need super heavy to be at the original height for their max payload to orbit
Steve Martin
Steve Martin 5 місяців тому
Two days and SO MUCH NEW material! Thanks for this much-needed special update. 👍
niek steverink
niek steverink 5 місяців тому
Pretty cool stuff. Thanks for keeping us up to date!
Forget2BHuman 5 місяців тому
Its so crazy to watch this happen, I wonder if they will still do starship flights around the world, fast way to the other side of the planet, no more full day long plane flights, kinda insane to think in our lifetimes we may get to ride the starship!
Galactic-Jack1978 5 місяців тому
very interesting episode - Since i'm back to working full time your channel is the most concise update for me. As always many thanx for a rocking episode - Felix - You and the team Rock! Bean splitter lol
Jeffrey Galeski
Jeffrey Galeski 5 місяців тому
You consistently do very good work, thanks.
Book Davies
Book Davies 5 місяців тому
Design the thing, weld it up, stick on a few engines, test it, launch it, land it a few times, do mission. I know there's a lot more to it, but SpaceX makes it look easy.
Thomas Charlton
Thomas Charlton 5 місяців тому
Really good update Felix! Thanks. I wonder what percentage of people in the world have a clue as to the incredible thing happening here.
Not 2 busy
Not 2 busy 5 місяців тому
It would have been nice had they added multiple work platforms along the inside walls of the high-bay and a rotating table for the vehicle, instead of relying on elevated man-lifts. With elevators on the inside so that workers can go to any level and then rotate the vehicle in order to do their work. More stable work surface and multiple tasks could be performed at the same time. The corners in the high-bay would be rounded to fit the shape of the vehicle.
Alvian Choiri Apriliansyah
Alvian Choiri Apriliansyah 5 місяців тому
Probably later, not now. They wouldn't build what they didn't need
Mike Z
Mike Z 5 місяців тому
Many thanks for another great video Felix. Really look forward each week to your videos.
Rich Johnson
Rich Johnson 5 місяців тому
I think you are on the right track and appreciate the content. And, you rock too! Keep it going.
Charles Tetlow
Charles Tetlow 5 місяців тому
Well done. On the "Super High Bay", from the description I would expect something more in keeping with the ring tents. Two gantry cranes running parallel from the entry doors on the South side to an exit on the North side would be in keeping with a production line, and require twice the footprint of current High Bay. Just a thought. The Super Heavy Boosters must flow. :-D
Conrad Nelson
Conrad Nelson 5 місяців тому
I like your theory about the super heavy load tester. It’s really gonna be boring when all the construction is done. Good news is that will probably be years from now.
Nicholas Patton
Nicholas Patton 5 місяців тому
Mystery structure : You nailed it! I noticed that the top of the rams appeared to be unattached to anything; but if the black circular object has 20 attachment points, It all fits as a system and all that is needed to complete it is 20 rod/turnbuckle devices to join the 2 main devices. The rods.... join the hydraulic pistons directly to the 20/ 15cm circular holes around the outside of the black structure. Also the rectangular slab parts that are attached at the high point of each station, on the mystery structure, appear to be designed for great load. This all follows. Time to look for 20 rod/ turnbuckle/chain or harness like devices 30 m long. Great call!
firestorm996 5 місяців тому
Thanks for another great update Felix and the WAI team 😎
Humberto Fuentealba
Humberto Fuentealba 5 місяців тому
Great news, looking forward to watch the orbital starship.
George 5 місяців тому
Felix..... This is by far the best and most informative channel about Space X according to me. It's fun and really enjoyable watching. I just love the way you present everything. Please keep up the good work bot you and your team. :) Thank you.
Mark Austin
Mark Austin 5 місяців тому
I’m old and I was following the development of the shuttle as closely as I could for the time. The shuttle ended up with the double doors on the payload bay so they could design out warping as the heat of sun and shadow apparently plays hell with your materials. They were still concerned about warping even with the current design, but of course, it worked fine. It’s hundreds of degrees on the sunward side of an open bay door, and way below zero on the other side. And virtually zero tolerance around the seal when closed. Apparently this is a challenge with metal 😜.
JMarten Studios
JMarten Studios 5 місяців тому
When I heard August 5th, I got legitimately startled for a moment. I doubt it will happen, but with the recent influx of employees, it might happen before September.
Odysseus Rex
Odysseus Rex 5 місяців тому
@JMarten Studios True, but it shows they are very serious about doing the launch this Summer if at all possible.
JMarten Studios
JMarten Studios 5 місяців тому
@Odysseus Rex thanks for the clear up. It is still a very ambitious goal for sure though.
Odysseus Rex
Odysseus Rex 5 місяців тому
What he actually said was they are trying to stack it on the pad by August 5th. There are a lot of people confusing that with launching on that date, but that is not actually the goal. Nonetheless, if they are stacked on that date, then they should be able to launch with a month or two. I wonder if that will include engines on the Superheavy, or of they will install those on the pad as they always have up to now?
Steve Austin
Steve Austin 5 місяців тому
SpaceX might get the Super Heavy booster and Starship (second stage) stacked on the orbital pad by Aug 5th, but I doubt it. There is still a LOT of work to go it appears. The launch table is not even mounted yet.
Sebastian Schneider
Sebastian Schneider 5 місяців тому
I suspect september 5th cause its 69 days after elons birthday wich is 69 days after 4/20. Or, if that fails september 6th cause 9/6 - 6/9 shennanigans.
Gary Branigan
Gary Branigan 5 місяців тому
What an incredible amount of new information! Beginning to be rather exiting, isn't it!
Ben Dent
Ben Dent 5 місяців тому
It could be a mass thrust tester so they can do prep tests quickly on super heavy’s
Maur1c1oQ 5 місяців тому
Thank you for another great video Felix. You’re still the best my man!!
Nigel Mutepfa
Nigel Mutepfa 5 місяців тому
The pistons might be used to dampen the weight of the booster when it is caught upon returning.
Chris Cheshire
Chris Cheshire 5 місяців тому
This reminds me of 100 years ago and Henry Ford telling his employees if we use an assembly line we could build a car in 1 hour and 33 minutes instead of one every 12 hours.
Luke Canty
Luke Canty 5 місяців тому
With the new mega-highbay, am wondering if they might put the doorway facing in the same direction as the highbay. I'm assuming when they constructed the original one they accounted for prevailing winds and weather systems. ?
cannon fodder
cannon fodder 5 місяців тому
Very informative! Keep up the good work!
Patrick Dunavan
Patrick Dunavan 5 місяців тому
What a great and informative video. Felix..YOU rock!
Super Secret Sabaya Society
Super Secret Sabaya Society 5 місяців тому
Your videos excite me. Thank you so much and please keep up the great work.
Winkkin 5 місяців тому
I think you'll see a hatch which splits, relieves to the interior and retracts from both sides instead of opening outward
KJW 5 місяців тому
Great video. I can always count on you for the scoop on SX. Thanks!
Manfred Bartz
Manfred Bartz 5 місяців тому
I think that Booster-3 might have a future as a "hopper" to test the Launch Tower's catching mechanism.
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What about it!? 5 місяців тому
Let's hop so!
Hannodb1961 5 місяців тому
This reminds me of building a Red Alert base. You can spend your resources on building more units now, or you can build infrastructure to enable you to build better units faster later.
Pierre A. Larsen
Pierre A. Larsen 5 місяців тому
Very good presentation as usual. Thanks. When you talked about Starship you called it a rocket. It really is not just that. It is a spaceship.
Andre Carlos
Andre Carlos 5 місяців тому
A door cutout is always a structural weak spot, i guess the payload door cannot extend too near to the forward fins due too the reentry and belly flop loads, or else that zone will need to be heavily reinforced, increasing weight. So the current pathfinder cutout is looking more like the way forward. Just my 2 cents
Warwick Morrison
Warwick Morrison 5 місяців тому
This is such an exciting time for space travel 😃 Elon IS such a bean splitter !
Walter F205
Walter F205 5 місяців тому
I keep finding the whole situation around the SpaceX deal "hilarious" because of the ease and "lightness" with which everyone seems to work on the project: no white coats, aseptic laboratories, surgical room atmospheres, micrometric tolerances ... instead I see funny signs, engines transported by construction site pickups as if they were pallets of bricks, technicians who seem have come out from a construction or metalworking site; dust, rain, wind, salt and seagulls in profusion. I know they are single-use prototypes but I have to constantly remind myself XD
Technician B
Technician B 5 місяців тому
It appears to be the beginning of the full compliment thrust simulator, or at least an outer ring thrust sim that can be added to in the future. Felix.... You Rock!
Jon A
Jon A 5 місяців тому
Really enjoy your content! Thank you 🙏
Christopher Rill
Christopher Rill 5 місяців тому
The bay doors would make payload integration before launch a lot simpler.
Capri Corn
Capri Corn 5 місяців тому
Super High Bay: will it take on a more production line layout with two openings: parts and components in one end, fully equipped booster/starship out the other?
VORTER 5 місяців тому
Seeing a raptor engine on the back of a pick up is something else.
kuldan5853 5 місяців тому
now turn it 90 degrees, plug in a bit of fuel tanks, and then try your new spacex "package" upgrade on your pickup truck on the 1/4 mile ;)
Bob brink
Bob brink 5 місяців тому
The space community is an awesome community. When folks are in need the community (mostly) tries to help. Just like right now you guys are helping folks in your area while mother nature does her best. Thank you and God bless.
David Coghill
David Coghill 5 місяців тому
Clamshell cargo bay door would increase the useable payload volume, but mechanically and structurally would be much more difficult to implement, as having the bay door extend further to the tip of the nosecone than we saw in the pathfinder would expose the door to much higher aerodynamic forces during takeoff.
Blake Southwood
Blake Southwood 5 місяців тому
Mystery structure purpose: to lift all of the Raptor engines simultaneously and bolt in place.
Astroknott 58
Astroknott 58 5 місяців тому
Yet again. Great up to date information. Thanks.
Not 2 busy
Not 2 busy 5 місяців тому
I am concerned about how long it's taking to build that launch-table. It will have to repeatedly withstand a huge amount of energy and exhaust. Should it ever become severely damaged, I don't think they have a spare to replace it with. The have demonstrated that they can quickly replace a starship and booster, but at the rate it's taking now, replacing that launch-table would create a huge delay in their launch schedule.
Friar Roderic
Friar Roderic 5 місяців тому
The hydraulic pistons seem to have too much throw, stroke length, for simply applying a static load. Yet, you're right, the number of twenty pistons does suggest that they will be for simulating the loading for the outer engines. Interesting that the pistons are further out from the center than the engines, at least as indicated by Spacex 3D Creation Eccentric assemblies. Perhaps they will actuate a lever arm to give the rams more mechanical advantage and this might explain their longer throw. Are you suggesting that the black mystery structure would go on top of the booster and be held down by cables or such as the rams push upwards? And thus stress the whole structure? It seems the better candidate would be Booster 3 since that is expendable, whereas Booster 4 needs to be in good enough shape to head to orbit. Thinking out loud. Great video as usual. Loved that surprise ending :) Thumbs up.
SirHenry 17
SirHenry 17 5 місяців тому
Does anyone know if they use 4mm stainless on the flaps or if they have moved to 3mm or thinner already? Because technically the flaps wouldnt need to be the same thickness as the ship and also dont have to withstand the same internal pressures (dont know about external pressures) and therefore could already save weight.
Hexacarbide 5 місяців тому
Great episode u guys are rocking it!
David Coghill
David Coghill 5 місяців тому
GSE tanks have been underestimated by a lot of people, as we've seen with a few of them being scrapped apparently. Remember that these tanks aren't prototypes, they're working pressure vessels that have to last for a long time, undergoing perhaps hundreds or thousands of loading cycles in the near future, and in all that time have to be under pressure with people working around them safely. So, there can be absolutely no risk of failure on these, secondly they will have to comply to pressure vessel construction codes unlike the starship and boosters where safety requires a huge exclusion zone. This means that the standard of construction and inspection has to be up to a much higher standard.
Ed Dyer
Ed Dyer 5 місяців тому
I can't help but wonder if they are learning how to make propellent tanks for delivery to space. Jacketed like a thermos bottle and sort of the same size as a starship. If we have Elon's diner/ truck stop in orbit the propellent can be delivered as weather permits and cashed for use by outbound starships. We do not see or hear much about orbital construction but it does seem like a natural stop in/on our hop scotch layout. If it were me in addition to the SSE space support equipment I would put an exterior opener on the cargo clam shell hatch thingy. Remember - open the pod bay doors HAL. I'm sorry Dave, I can't do that. - one other thought - do you suppose the booster should be shaped like a coke-a-cola bottle - we get that shape so they can be picked up - right? So many questions, so few answers and so little time. You touch on a very important topic safety - ty
johnny beyens
johnny beyens 5 місяців тому
Like these WAI updates, you all rock @ the WAI FAMILY 👍🚀✌️
ares ares
ares ares 5 місяців тому
WOW! this pace of work is trully insipiring. Elon musk, SPaceX and Tesla are such an inspiration for humanity
Ronnie Lawson
Ronnie Lawson 5 місяців тому
I was wondering if starling could do a better job at tracking planes then the FAA since there will be starlink satlites all over.
Mist Rants
Mist Rants 5 місяців тому
Not gonna lie, calling that 'Starship 2.0' is like saying "minecraft 2 is coming out next month!" while talking about the 1.18 update or something.
What about it!?
What about it!? 5 місяців тому
It's SpaceX's internal way of calling things. Raptor 2.0 is out as well. And it's still an early prototype. I am just using SpaceX's way of going up the numbers just a bit faster than others.
Piotr Mastalerz
Piotr Mastalerz 5 місяців тому
that was just a clickbait from Felix ;)
John Benson
John Benson 5 місяців тому
@JMarten Studios lol I like that analogy. I’m this case though, it’s more like SN-8 - SN-15 was closed beta and now we’re getting to an open beta
JMarten Studios
JMarten Studios 5 місяців тому
I'd think it is like the first official versions. With Pre-Alpha being Starhopper, Alpha being MK1-SN7, Beta SN8-SN15, and now the first full version coming up soon-ish.
CHEESEninja 5 місяців тому
stealing from Minecraft we could call it starship 1.2.0 as its still only the first iterations but its basically a 2.0 system at this point.
Robert Flatters
Robert Flatters 5 місяців тому
To have all connected up would take months to complete and like you said they would have to test the booster rocket to make sure it fit for purpose, the other thing is SN20 would need to be tested as well. I have a bad feeling about this
James Larson
James Larson 5 місяців тому
WOW, great episode Felix! You are the best.
Forlarren 5 місяців тому
Remember when everyone wanted to call midbay the "VAB"? Pepperidge farm remembers.
Toxiko 5 місяців тому
@A one oops :D
Nathan Hubbard
Nathan Hubbard 5 місяців тому
@A one Or more likely a reference to the actual VAB in Florida.
4thImpulse 5 місяців тому
@Toxiko *Vehicle Assembly Building
A one
A one 5 місяців тому
@xVoR_Tex presumably a ksp reference ;)
Toxiko 5 місяців тому
@xVoR_Tex Vertical Assembly Building
John Galt
John Galt 5 місяців тому
These new developments are exciting, but are they actually calling it 2.0? I thought 2.0 was gonna be that massive 60 ft diameter beast Musk promised us. Do you know if that's still the plan? Great episode btw.
Mech Head
Mech Head 5 місяців тому
Excellent content. Well done
Beacon of Wierd
Beacon of Wierd 5 місяців тому
It’s amazing to think that SpaceX will send an entire starship to mars, just to see how if falls through the athmosphere there. Wonder how many RUDs there will be before they nail the Mars landings :)
Letz Padonna
Letz Padonna 5 місяців тому
As I was born in 1957, I got watch dogs, monkeys, humans and now, many others, become space venturing species. I'm thrilled to see how fast progress can be made when they drop the pedantically slow approach of the past 50 years of spaceflight. I knew things were looking better when I watched a car fly off into space. I'm a futurist, trained by Frank Herbert, Bill Ransom, and others from the Centrum foundation, and watching how SpaceX makes progress has been the "path", we should have been on for the past 45 years. Thank you for being one of the conduits to observing this progress. You Rock!
Odysseus Rex
Odysseus Rex 5 місяців тому
Just to be pedantic, there is a difference between having the rocket on the pad by August 5, and being ready to launch that day. Once they have it on the pad, there will be the normal run of pressure tests, cryo tests, and static fires before actual launch. If they do get it out there by the fifth though, then we could easily see a launch within a month or two after that, perhaps less. That would be excellent. Just within the last week, I have seen videos and comments talking about, "Well, *maybe* they will get in to orbit this year." That seemed to me overly pessimistic, but I assumed they had greater insight than I do. Perhaps I was wrong. I loved the funny list of upcoming topics at the end but be careful, some people will believe you, especially about the anti-grav research!
Stevie Lantalia Metke
Stevie Lantalia Metke 5 місяців тому
IDK, if I can pick between 10% increase in ISP or 10% reduction in dry mass? I'm pretty much always going to take the ISP improvement
Roger C
Roger C 5 місяців тому
Super high bay could be taller, enabling booster to be even bigger! 🚀🎉
Danny Dainat
Danny Dainat 5 місяців тому
That new super high bay would also fit a couple of 18-meter boosters. :)
Ck digital The Q of 6th
Ck digital The Q of 6th 5 місяців тому
The pathfinder hatch, has also room to evolve into a Dragon flight lunar 3rd stage Pod, as well for emergency eject of heavy grav planetary arrival. 2.0 version SN, also could revert wings and do a reverse glide breaking/shield re-entry space shuttle style, thus convert after, a loop up at landing spot into a vertical touch down.
Dez Desilets
Dez Desilets 5 місяців тому
Consider that the full length gantry cranes can be stacked one on top of the other. This would explain the slight height increase as well. So it may not be 2x deep, but just wider instead. Would make the engineering much much simpler
Jagadish Gospat
Jagadish Gospat 5 місяців тому
I like the ending and the start and everything in between.
Imię Nazwisko
Imię Nazwisko 5 місяців тому
They payload bay pathfinder design kinda reminds me of hybrid Starship concept I seen a while ago. Similarly to space shuttle there would be both payload bay and crew segment, this version could serve similarly to shuttle or take tourists as sort of secondary payload (just like on regular flights full payload is now always used, so the spare payload and volume could be use for tourists). The super highbay design in my opinion could have problem, if it was full they couldn't roll out ones on the back so a lot of space would be wasted. In my opinion if this was supposed to be this large it should have more doors are just sections (one for a crane).
Juan Reza
Juan Reza 5 місяців тому
There is an important reason for the extreme construction pace. The US government subsidizes another rocket company, LMC (Lockheed), just to maintain infrastructure. The justification for paying for the company's largely idle infrastructure is this: In case of a war the US needs to rapidly ramp up. Doing so would seem feasible if infrastructure is kept up. Enter SpaceX. If SpaceX shows that it can rapidly ramp up, even with new designs, then there is no longer a justification for the US to pay Lockheed for maintenance. This is my speculation based on reasoning it out from a few facts recently reported: the government paying Lockheed for maintenance and the justification. SpaceX may succeed in suing the government to stop subsidizing its largest competitor.
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