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Space and Science BS Thread

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Monster Coma, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. Jul 29, 2021 at 9:30 PM
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    Payload + launch vehicle vs fuel has a pretty hard cap I guess unless there’s a drastic change in efficiency.
     
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  2. Jul 30, 2021 at 2:21 AM
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    He said building the vehicle was easy, it was the infrastructure to support that vehicle that becomes difficult iirc. The crane to lift a larger rocket for example would not only have to get taller, it would get much wider as well.

    Efficiency wise there is a TON of potential. Right now Starship is predicted to be about 75% more expensive than an airliner, but with more than 4,000 tons of fuel single digits in efficiency increases could allow it to quickly catch up, and as is shown in a previous post where they're already gaining 45 tons of thrust per engine, they're working on it before they've even proven the rocket will fly.
     
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  4. Jul 30, 2021 at 3:11 AM
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  5. Jul 30, 2021 at 5:23 AM
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    Oh, it will be successful. Just look at Falcon9's.
    And the $/ton will just keep going down if they get Starship to $1000/ton like Musk wants.
     
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    What if Elon is floating in space in a tesla roadster and his alien clone is still here?
    upload_2021-7-30_12-29-0.jpg
     
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    That very first shot tho... the tower didn't look so big, until i saw the smaller crane, and then the even smaller cranes, then the cars, and tiny specs for people. Can't wait to see a full stack next to it!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOjKkV9PqWE
     
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