Wednesday, March 13, 2019

SpaceX Starship at launch pad by Gravitation Innovation

Impressive concept images of SpaceX's stainless steel Starship at launch pad by Gravitation Innovation.

SpaceX Starship at launch pad by Gravitation Innovation

SpaceX Starship at launch pad by Gravitation Innovation

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  1. Will the lower stage also be steel?

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  2. Is the reentry temperature in Earth's atmosphere suitable for Stainless steel?

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    1. Starship will have unique heat shield with windward side (receiving higher pressure from air molecules) of the stainless steel ship having double-layer hull regeneratively cooled by liquid propellant evaporating through microscopic holes on the outer layer. With most of the heat already mirrored away by the shiny hull this system will (hopefully) provide to Starship a robust and cheaply reusable protection from entry heat.

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