This is Why SpaceX Built A Stainless Steel Starship

More from: | Interesting Engineering |
0

Real Engineering explains why SpaceX chose steel for its starship even though the material has fallen out of use for propellant tanks.

Everyone has heard of SpaceX’s Starship. “SpaceX’s Starship and Super Heavy Rocket represent a fully reusable transportation system designed to service all Earth orbit needs as well as the Moon and Mars,” explains SpaceX’s site.

“This two-stage vehicle—composed of the Super Heavy rocket (booster) and Starship (ship)—will eventually replace Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy and Dragon. By creating a single system that can service a variety of markets, SpaceX can redirect resources from Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy and Dragon to Starship—which is fundamental in making the system affordable.”

But did you know that Starship is made of stainless steel?

(...)

Read full article » https://interestingengineering.com/video/this-is-why-spacex-built-a-stainless-steel-starship?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=video&utm_content=10022019


About | Interesting Engineering |

Founded on the core mission of connecting likeminded engineers around the globe, Interesting Engineering is now a leading community with more than 7 million+ minds . Every day we share a new idea, a new thought, an upcoming technology OR an engineering breakthrough that will change the way you think about technology and engineering in today’s world and in the near future. Whether it’s a device that can charge your mobile in seconds or it’s the latest model of Boeing that has launched moments ago, we will bring everything up on your screen to view, share and grant you the power to comment. We believe that sharing is the only way that can enrich and empower humans on this earth and we follow this as our core mission and responsibility. If you have something that could entice the world, then Interesting Engineering is a perfect platform to show off your work to the outside world.

»Twitter: @IntEngineering »Facebook: @interestingengineering »YouTube: Interesting Engineering