“It’s a more powerful, tweaked version of the existing Raptor engine. This engine has been used for test flights with Starship prototype models, the most recent of which in May 2021 reached a height of 33,000 feet.
The Starship consists of two components:
- The ship itself, also called Starship. This measures 160 feet tall and includes the crew and cargo space.
- The Super Heavy booster. This measures 230 feet tall and pairs with the Starship to enable it to leave Earth.
In total, the construction is expected to measure around 400 feet tall.
These are both powered by the Raptor engine. While the ship features six engines, Musk explained in September 2019 that the booster could hold anywhere between 24 and 37 engines.https://3100e55dcc6b454ce8baeccabdec1c6d.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html
There are two variants of the Raptor engine:
- A sea-level variant. The Super Heavy booster will use this variant, and three of the six engines on the ship will be sea-level variants.
- A vacuum variant optimized for space. Three of the six engines on the ship will use this version.” inverse.com
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