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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

CONTEXT: Touring Starbase with Elon Musk—Part 1

This not only shows Elon Musk as the hands-on chief engineer of the entire project, but also includes details I'd never before heard such as Super Heavy's using ullage gases instead of cold- or hot-gas thrusters for post-separation attitude control, why the grid fins on Super Heavy do not retract, and that the landing mode of lunar Starship is not yet settled.

Not shown: Starship SN20 with all six engines installed.

Posted at August 4, 2021 12:44