SLS launch in the morning

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Starship Specs
Height120m/ 400ftTotal weight5,000t/ 10,000,000lbDiameter9m/ 30ftPayload (LEO)100+t/ 220,000lbStages2EnginesRaptor, Raptor Vacuum, Raptor BoostEngine Countup to 37Propellant Capacity1200t/ 2.6MlbThrust500klbf/ 2.2MNReusabilityFully reusableCostAbout 3 billion in development, about 150 million per launchLaunch DateUnscheduled

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Starship Specs
Height120m/ 400ftTotal weight5,000t/ 10,000,000lbDiameter9m/ 30ftPayload (LEO)100+t/ 220,000lbStages2EnginesRaptor, Raptor Vacuum, Raptor BoostEngine Countup to 37Propellant Capacity1200t/ 2.6MlbThrust500klbf/ 2.2MNReusabilityFully reusableCostAbout 3 billion in development, about 150 million per launchLaunch DateUnscheduled

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Is that a concept vehicle or is it being produced.
 

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Sorry Perry I thought you knew about what SpaceX is building.
Starship is in final testing and may launch before SLS if they have any further problems. It has 33 engines. its quite something.
 

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$23B is not enough to design a F-1 type
Rocket engine from scratch.

The engine itself is super simple- it’s the stuff ahead of the simple “rocket science” bit curtesy of DeLaval that’s not simple. The fuel pumps in particular are a bit tricky. Pump cryogenic hydrogen and oxygen into a tube around the bell to keep the bell from melting off and gasify the liquid. Blast this gas through the shower head and ignite. What could go wrong?
 
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