Raptor2 Engine

“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:

  1. The ship itself, also called Starship. This measures 160 feet tall and includes the crew and cargo space.
  2. 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:

  1. 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.
  2. vacuum variant optimized for space. Three of the six engines on the ship will use this version.” inverse.com

Comment: This is a lot more enjoyable than Afghanistan. pl


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5 Responses to Raptor2 Engine

  1. Fred says:

    Hopefully spacex is not infiltrated with Chinese operatives or Wokies.

    • Deap says:

      Who is sending Bezos into space?

      • TTG says:

        Bezos is sending himself into space aboard his sub-orbital Blue Horizon rocket. Branson is doing the same thing with his sub-orbital space plane. Although both these craft can reach space and can be used for space research and experiments, they are really carnival rides for millionaires and billionaires.

    • TTG says:

      Musk is awfully close to the Chinese mainly through his Tesla investments. Not sure what kind of firewall he maintains between Tesla and SpaceX. Wouldn’t surprise me at all if both companies are crawling with Wokies as in people who have a clue. That’s pretty much a prerequisite for the higher skilled techies who work in such enterprises.

  2. Bill H. says:

    This is all very exciting for those who love technology, but what are we actually DOING with it? As far as I can we just have some very nice and very exciting toys that are not even intended to actually do anything or go anywhere.

    Which of these toys is landing men on the Moon? (Which we did 50 years ago with far more primitive toys.) Which is intended to take men to Mars?

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