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Raptor BAD! SpaceX is Facing Real Problems in Testing 33 Engines Simultaneously…



Raptor BAD! SpaceX is Facing Real Problems in Testing 33 Engines Simultaneously…#STARSHIPFANS
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Why SpaceX Facing Problem With Testing 33 Raptor Engine Simultaneously!
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“We’ve not done any orbital Starship launches, but we hope to attempt an orbital launch in a month or two. It depends on how the testing goes.”
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXS_gkWAIs0 : 25:17 – 25:30)

For SpaceX fans, we are by now used to the first orbital launch milestone being postponed multiple times, and seems to be far from that.
I don’t want you to be more disappointed but it’s a fact that the ongoing important prep work still is “static fire” tests of Booster 7 and Ship 24. And you know, this has been going on for almost half a year now.
This raises the question is why a 33-raptor engine testing is a big problem for SpaceX and Elon Musk.

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Now, let’s take a seat and we will expose all about “Why SpaceX Facing Problem with Testing 33 Raptor Engine Simultaneously!”

Building a spacecraft is no mere feat. It involves lots of testing before it can launch. And SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is definitely taking this to new levels.

They will be a test flight like no other, as a fully stacked Starship will produce almost double the thrust of the Saturn 5, the most powerful rocket ever made. To produce this amount of thrust, the Super Heavy booster will have 33 raptor engines, lifting the Starship’s second stage into orbit.
As the result, an enormous amount of engine testing needs to be done.

This is the biggest bottleneck with Starship. The proof is the arduous journey of Booster 7.
On July 11th, during what may have been a partial wet dress rehearsal, a dispersed cloud of methane gas found an accidental ignition source and exploded with a force that at least one observer estimated was equivalent to several pounds of TNT.
Booster 7 was back at the factory for repair at that point.
After that, even Elon Musk also admitted that:” Going forward, we won’t do a spin start test with all 33 engines at once.”
Raptor BAD! SpaceX is Facing Real Problems in Testing 33 Engines Simultaneously…
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23 Comments

  1. Dude… anyone who doesn't realize the complexity of issues arising from 33 raptors firing up simultaneously must be deaf dumb AND blind. Krikies just 6 engines for a second was absurd and lit the county a-flame… imagining what 33 will be in static alone, not to mention launch.. nor to mention starship 2.0 with 66 raptor 2/3/…?'s. Its unfathomable really… SPLODE to levels only volcanos can muster. Lol, just short of nuclear. So yeah, anyone who doesn't "see" the amount of detail that must be accounted for just to TRY to be psuedo sane in these launches, has no sense whatsoever. Unfortunately that seems all too common these days between the putins, trumps, climate/science in general denial… etc etc etc. Humanity is going extinct so enjoy life while it lasts…. the party is over sheople.

  2. The fall back position is a scaled back variant with 9 Raptors that is improved over falcon 9 and that can quickly be upgraded to the full starship delivery. Then a super heavy variant with 3 boosters. Then 4 or 5 strap on boosters that get the central booster and starship up to 6000 mph while still mostly full.

  3. This is a nothing burger. They are working on it and are progressing. I almost wish this was miles inside the cape so not have to see these armchair rocket pretend analysts forever guessing about every move.

  4. Alright, since you had to emphasize the number of engines, I re-examined the concept. To me it becomes apparent that failure comes in to many numbers, meaning 33 independent engines running simultaneously is the problem. Why not design the engines in blocks that are cast 6-8 motors per block like the Internal Combustion engine? Why not cast the fuel operating system into one block, like the Turbo Jet engine Fuel Control that has 8 burner cans? Why build and try to operate 33 individual motors?

    Look at the V-12 internal combustion engine? IS IT 12 INDIVIDUAL MOTORS INDEPENDENTLY MOUNTED? No they are in a block all together, the only difference is the explosion turns a crank shaft. With a rocket, the explosion goes out a rocket nozzle out the bottom of the engine. So, if you need more power, just add another block of motors. If the whole thing is rings of concentric circular engines, all you do is add rings of motors. And, just like the modern internal combustion engine, turn off (cylinders) motors you don't need. Make nozzles replaceable like the exhaust nozzles of Jets.

    Just a thought.

  5. Well, perhaps the way to go would be to increase the number of engines being tested from say six to nine next time, and if that go ok, then try running 12 and so on, increase the number of engines each time by as many as is deemed safe to do, and then fix any issues that may occur as a result of previous test- firings. In any event, always ensuring that one or two engines on the down-wind side of the rocket start first by half to one second before the rest to ensure subsequent gas clouds under the rocket will be ignited before such a cloud of explosive gas could grow large… The heat and explosive force of the oxy / methane mix at launch combined with the vapour of water subjected to the effect of over twenty ton pr second of the gas mix will indeed be difficult to control.💣🤤!!!

  6. They MUST eventually build a better deluge system at a minimum. Flame diverters would be useful too. Until thin, they won't be able to launch. They will see this as they continue to test. I am really surprised that Elon has been resistant to these suggestions coming from across the industry.

  7. The only problem is the engines keep having problems it's a new design of how we go to space. The ship 24 let all 6 raptors and vac raptor engines. Get your facts right

  8. With all the thrust from each stage , how will the huge first ships land and take off from the rough surfaces on the moon and mars without some damage to the ships from flying rocks and the such ?
    Even with the past landings and takeoffs from on the moon , it looks like there was sort of a lower plat form that was left upon take off which probably protect the departing crew capsule from debris.

  9. LabPadre reported a successful spin test of most if not all booster 7 33 raptor engines on Sept 8th prior to the successful 6 raptor static fire on starship. Check out update #27 on their channel.

  10. What killed the N1 was the over complicated fuel delivery system to the engines. They had horrible sequencing and fuel leak problems.

  11. Even if this thing flies, it will never be a fast turn around like an hour as planned. To much complexity . Boom!

  12. I think this approach will succeed. The full flow staged combustion should work… and the resilience of stainless steel is proving to be able to withstand explosions that no other ship has ever survived (that I know of).

    Looking forward to seeing an orbital launch by December.