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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  3. Its a thing of beauty and its also a joy to see a new rocket after so many years.
    I hate to even menton it but from a desighn point of view is their any way to safe mode the passengers if it tips over on landing? Maybe without fuel it wont explode but then what, maybe let the engineres eject so they can come in from the outside?

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