Total Members Voted: 247
Voting closed: 05/01/2023 11:17 pm
I predict that the paperwork (and the associated lawsuits) for the new/modified environmental impact statement will be the pacing factor, not the actual engineering and construction.
Quote from: laszlo on 04/22/2023 11:37 amI predict that the paperwork (and the associated lawsuits) for the new/modified environmental impact statement will be the pacing factor, not the actual engineering and construction.I totally agree that regulatory issues and lawsuits will likely take more time than the physical repairs. Which was why I specified that we were only looking at how soon they'd be technically ready. I'm also skeptical they'll be able to turn things around and get approvals and litigation sorted out in time for another launch attempt this year. I hope I'm wrong -- a lot of the stuff we're working on for my day job could really use a commercially available Starship.~Jon
Not so fast. This launch showed a vehicle that was in bad shape from the moment it cleared the pad. But at least we know more now than a few days ago.I'm not optimistic, but the effort to get this far is notable. High regards for Elon, but I chose never.There were minute details of the launch video that allowed me to realize there are significant design/performance flaws with the vehicle. But there will be significant changes ahead. But my feeling is that Starship 1.0 is going to take a major rest. Current vehicles at BC will likely become museum queens. I believe the competition very heavy launch vehicles will likely launch before Starship 2.whoa design. This is the way.
Quote from: Mr. Scott on 04/23/2023 07:45 amNot so fast....Did we watch the same launch?...
Not so fast....