Are you still considering transpiration cooling for most vulnerable hotspots or are the heat shield tiles tough enough?
It might be used in some areas. ITAR laws prevent us from being too specific about solutions.
I think that'll work! Starship heat tile render test.@elonmusk is there a consensus yet on exposed vs concealed heat tile pegs? The adhesives method didn't appear to work well 🤔#Starship #SpaceX #ElonMu
Our tiles are mechanically attached
Old gas well site aerial update 10/07/2020#spacex #bocachica 🛩️📷🚀Thoughts on what might be going on here?
Starship SN8 completed Cryo/pressure testing and is readied for its three Raptor engines. The thrust simulator has been removed from Pad A, a roll of stainless steel was delivered, a nosecone pathfinder was scrapped, and work continued around the site.Video and Pictures from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Jack Beyer (@TheJackBeyer) Click "Join" for access to early fast turnaround clips, exclusive discord access with the NSF team, etc - to support the channel.Updates: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/ind...Articles: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/?s=StarshipNSF Store: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/shop/L2 Boca Chica (more clips and photos) from BC's very early days to today.https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/ind...(Join L2 and support NSF here: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/l2/)0:00 - SN8 Cryo Testing Night 32:59 - SN8 Double Vent (Testing Complete)4:42 - Delivery: Roll of Stainless Steel5:32 - Delivery: Unknown Parts6:57 - High Bay Work Continues9:09 - Nosecone Production Area9:25 - Earth Work at the Launch Site12:38 - Transporter Arrives for Thrust Sim Removal13:40 - SN8 Cryo Testing Completed15:34 - Nosecone Scrapped21:48 - Thrust Simulator Removed23:40 - Thrust Sim Moved to Build Site
SH segments 10/07#spacex #bocachica
New tank farm configuration.#spacex #Bocachica 🛩️🚀📷
Launch Pad B#spacex #Bocachica
Landing Pad,10/07 2200ft msl, @elonmusk still missing the @spacex logo for SN8 landing.#spacex #Bocachica