Author Topic: #dearMoon - Starship First Contracted Private Passenger Flight - DISCUSSION  (Read 273222 times)

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DISCUSSION for Monday's event (6:00 pm Pacific on the 17th, 0100 UTC on the 18th). This will be opened at the start of the event to allow the update thread to be pure updates and for people to discuss - during and after - the event.

PRE-event Discussion Thread:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=46371.0

UPDATE Thread:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=46372.0

Most recent (and most extensive) BFR overview - by Phillip Gaynor and team:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018/08/evolution-big-falcon-rocket/

ARTICLE https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018/09/spacex-announces-bfr-lunar-passenger-earths-artists/

- By Chris Gebhardt.

This for the event. Vehicle specific later.
« Last Edit: 02/26/2021 09:08 pm by gongora »
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Crowd is live at Hawthorne HQ.

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The "skirt" structure is very prominent in the diagram on the wall.

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So that black wall-hanging or mural is a depiction of the back of the new BFS, right?

It's got the 7 engines and fins, and the petal thing

Can any other useful details be made out?
« Last Edit: 09/18/2018 01:11 am by sanman »

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God, I would love for them to pull down that diagram to reveal a full scale mock up behind it...

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I love the optics of having the presentation on the production facility floor. ...
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Looks like 7 central pushers on BFB for BFS separation.
« Last Edit: 09/18/2018 01:14 am by tyrred »

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A quick panorama stitch from a video at the press event:

Actual size?

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So that black wall-hanging or mural is a depiction of the back of the new BFS, right?

It's got the 7 engines and fins, and the petal thing

Can any other useful details be made out?

The two lower fins definitely have hinge joints.

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Also good info for the core tracking thread. Looks like 2 very near completion, with hopefully more visible to media folks on site.
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That would be a pretty sweet concert to attend. Seats will be a bit pricey however.

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landing legs definitely cylindrical axial extending from fin tips.
The glass is neither half full nor half empty, it's just twice as big as it needs to be.

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It's remarkable how poor a public speaker he is still.

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It looks like a whale. I hate it.   ;D
Human spaceflight is basically just LARPing now.

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Holy moly, it's only been 10 years since F1 flight 4 first made orbit?  My, how far SpaceX has come...

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Is that A block 4 to Elon's right? Interstage looks white...?
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We've lost some payload to LEO...

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The mysterious petal things around the engines are labeled 'Aft Cargo'.  Curious.

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Hahha aft cargo - joke's on us!

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