Showing posts with label Super Heavy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Super Heavy. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Starship Super Heavy launch pads at Mars City

As SpaceX's CEO Elon Musk has acknowledged, eventually Super Heavy booster stages for Starships could be manufactured on Mars as a launch platform for outer Solar system missions. Here is a vision of several Starship Super Heavy (in its 2016 design, then called Interplanetary Transport System) launch pads at Mars City's spaceport by US designer Casey Alexander.

"Mars City" is the name Elon Musk gave to SpaceX's future human colony on Mars (now referred to as "Mars Base Alpha") in some earlier presentations of SpaceX's Mars colonization architecture.

SpaceX Starship at Mars city (Mars Base Alpha) by Casey Alexander

Monday, December 28, 2020

SpaceX Starship Super Heavy launch complex by Dale Rutherford

Picture of the Day 28/12/2020 - SpaceX's launch complex with several launch towers for Starship Super Heavies by Scottish photographer & designer Dale Rutherford. More of his art here.

SpaceX's Starship Super Heavy launch complex by Dale Rutherford

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Leaked official render of SpaceX Starship Super Heavy at launch pad in Boca Chica, Texas

Today YouTuber EpicDaniel posted a video which was allegedly uploaded on the official SpaceX YouTube channel on September, 28th 2019 and removed later. The video shows Starship development progress at the time and features a render of Starship Super Heavy at launch pad in Boca Chica, Texas. Here is a screen-stitch created by Austin Barnard from the video:

Leaked official render of SpaceX Starship Super Heavy at launch pad in Boca Chica, Texas
Note that the (possibly official) render is more than a year old now and thus outdated.
Here is full video reuploaded by EpicDaniel today:

Friday, October 30, 2020

SpaceX Starship Super Heavy launching from sea platform by Roger Bootsma

Austrian 3D environment artist Roger Bootsma has created his vision of SpaceX's Starship Super Heavy launching from sea launch/landing platform. More of his art here. When operational Starship Super Heavies will most likely launch from sea platforms or unpopulated remote locations because of the high noise level during the lift-offs which requires ~30km exclusion zone around the launch site.

SpaceX's Starship Super Heavy at sea launch platform by Roger Bootsma

SpaceX's Starship Super Heavy launching from sea launch platform by Roger Bootsma

Sunday, April 19, 2020

SpaceX Super Heavy landing burn by Roger Bootsma

Picture of the Day 19/4/2020 - Landing burn of SpaceX's Super Heavy (the booster stage of the Starship) by Austrian 3D environment artist Roger Bootsma. More of his art here.

SpaceX Starship Super Heavy booster landing burn by Roger Bootsma

Monday, October 28, 2019

SpaceX Starship Super Heavy launch animation by HazeGrayArt

Video animation of SpaceX's Starship Super Heavy launch by HazeGrayArt who is known for his superb animations of both real and paper rockets, spacecraft and aircraft on his YouTube channel. He has also made animations of the previous iterations of Starship: Tintin-style BFR v2018 and delta-winged BFR v2017 landing on Mars.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Renders of SpaceX new Starship & Super Heavy design by Charlie Burgess

British digital artist Charlie Burgess has created several renders of SpaceX's new Starship & Super Heavy design. More of his art here.
Full stack Super Heavy Starship launch:
SpaceX new Super Heavy Starship launch by Charlie Burgess
Starship orbiting Earth:
SpaceX new Starship orbiting Earth by Charlie Burgess

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Landing burn of SpaceX new Super Heavy booster by Sam Taylor

Picture of the Day 5/10/2019 - Landing burn of SpaceX's redesigned Starship Super Heavy booster by digital artist Sam Taylor. More of his art here.

Landing burn of SpaceX new Super Heavy booster by Sam Taylor

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Slides from SpaceX Starship 2019 update presentation by Elon Musk

Today SpaceX CEO and lead designer Elon Musk provided an update of SpaceX's Starship design. Here are slides and animations from his presentation (open link in new tab to view image in full resolution).
Basic info about the new Starship:
Basic info about the SpaceX's new Starship
Layout of Starship Raptor engines:
Layout of SpaceX's Starship Raptor engines
Super Heavy booster layout:
SpaceX's Super Heavy booster layout
Starship comparison with Starhopper and Millennium Falcon:
SpaceX's Starship comparison with Starhopper and Millennium Falcon

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Saturn V and SpaceX Starship at launch pad by Gravitation Innovation

Today 50 years ago the most powerful rocket ever built - Saturn V - launched first astronauts to set foot on the Moon. But right now the leading NewSpace company SpaceX is building even more powerful rocket for Mars - Starship & Super Heavy. SpaceX is hoping it to be operational in 2021.

Here is a poster by Gravitation Innovation with Saturn V and SpaceX Starship at launch pad. Note the Starship is at front so it appears a lot bigger than Saturn V at back. In reality the difference in height is minimal with Saturn V being 111 m high and Starship & Super Heavy at 118 m by current design which is subject to change.

Saturn V and SpaceX Starship at launch pad by Gravitation Innovation

Sunday, May 19, 2019

SpaceX Super Heavy Starship with additional two side boosters

SpaceX's Super Heavy Starship version with additional two side boosters (a configuration like that of Falcon Heavy). This was put together by Reddit user LargeMonty from the Starship renders by Finnish 3D artist Kimi Talvitie.

SpaceX Super Heavy Starship version with additional two side boosters

Saturday, May 11, 2019

SpaceX Super Heavy cargo Starship by Mack Crawford

Picture of the Day 11/5/2019 - Launch of SpaceX's full stack cargo Starship & Super Heavy by digital artist Mack Crawford (brickmack). More of his space concept art here.

SpaceX Super Heavy cargo Starship by Mack Crawford (brickmack)

Monday, April 1, 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019

Renders of SpaceX Starship & Super Heavy by Charlie Burgess

British digital artist Charlie Burgess has created several render images of SpaceX's full stack Starship & Super Heavy. More of his art here. Open link in new tab to view images in full resolution.

SpaceX Starship & Super Heavy by Charlie Burgess

SpaceX Starship & Super Heavy by Charlie Burgess

SpaceX Starship & Super Heavy by Charlie Burgess

Monday, February 11, 2019

SpaceX Super Heavy block 1 will have landing legs as Starship

Elon Musk has confirmed that the initial version (we will call it block 1) of SpaceX's Super Heavy booster will have similar landing legs as the Starship and only later versions of Super Heavy will/may land back on its launch mount. Reese Wilson has made unofficial render of the most recent design for full stack Starship & Super Heavy.
(Open link in new tab to view ⇩ in full resolution)
SpaceX Starship + Super Heavy block 1 by Reese Wilson

Monday, January 28, 2019

Support for a SpaceX Starship & Super Heavy LEGO set

SpaceX Starship & Super Heavy LEGO set - cover
"Saturn V LEGO set" co-designer Valerie Roche and her "SpaceX – The Ultimate Collection" co-designer Matthew Nolan, along with fellow LEGO fan designer Mark Nolan have created a 1:110 scale LEGO set of SpaceX's stainless steel Starship & Super Heavy (previously known together as Big Falcon Rocket). The creators promise to frequently update the design of the set as SpaceX announces new design changes for Starship & Super Heavy.

To make this set a reality, inspiring the children (and not only them) about spaceflight, the creators need our support to reach 10'000 votes on LEGO Ideas. There are 2499 votes for now.

Please, go HERE and click "Support"!


Here are some images from the design. Open link in new tab to view image in full resolution.

SpaceX Starship & Super Heavy LEGO set - full stack (Big Falcon Rocket)SpaceX Starship & Super Heavy LEGO set - Super Heavy & Starhip

SpaceX Starship & Super Heavy LEGO set - rear