Showing 1 - 15 of 325 tweets categorised as Space X
Tweeted on March 12, 2021, 1:10 p.m.
Tweeted on March 12, 2021, 1:06 p.m.
@thejackbeyer @NASASpaceflight Green flame in this context means engine is burning internal components made of copper. This is usually followed by a RUD (Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly).— Elon Musk (@elonmusk)
Tweeted on March 11, 2021, 10:12 p.m.
@ErcXspace @SpaceX @NASASpaceflight @Erdayastronaut Transparent aluminum (ALON) might be cool— Elon Musk (@elonmusk)
Tweeted on March 11, 2021, 5:48 p.m.
@PPathole @arstechnica @SciGuySpace If 2021 manifest is met, SpaceX will do ~75% of total Earth payload to orbit with Falcon. A single Starship is designed to do in a day what all rockets on Earth currently do in a year. Even so, ~1000 Starships will take ~20 years to build a self-sustaining city on Mars.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk)
Tweeted on March 11, 2021, 4:51 p.m.
@arstechnica @SciGuySpace Falcon 9 is almost always at max capacity. When it has “spare” performance, it flies back to land, which costs much less than using a droneship. Our fundamental constraint is mass to orbit per unit time. Last year, SpaceX launched roughly double payload mass of rest of world.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk)
Tweeted on March 10, 2021, 12:23 p.m.
@Erdayastronaut @tobyliiiiiiiiii @NASASpaceflight Yeah, we talked about that internally. Could just have it land on a big net or bouncy castle. Lacks dignity, but would work. But, optimized landing propellant is only ~5% of dry mass, so it’s not a gamechanger.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk)
Tweeted on March 10, 2021, 10:21 a.m.
@tobyliiiiiiiiii @Erdayastronaut @NASASpaceflight Might just catch the ship with the launch tower, same as booster— Elon Musk (@elonmusk)
Tweeted on March 10, 2021, 9:04 a.m.
@Erdayastronaut @NASASpaceflight There were baffles, but one may have acted like a straw to suck bubbles in from above liquid/gas level. Something similar happened on an early Falcon 1 flight, resulting in unexpectedly high liquid oxygen residuals at main engine cutoff.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk)
Tweeted on March 10, 2021, 5:18 a.m.
@NASASpaceflight Fair point. If autogenous pressurization had been used, CH4 bubbles would most likely have reverted to liquid. Helium in header was used to prevent ullage collapse from slosh, which happened in prior flight. My fault for approving. Sounded good at the time.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk)
Tweeted on March 10, 2021, 5:09 a.m.
@austinbarnard45 SN10 engine was low on thrust due (probably) to partial helium ingestion from fuel header tank. Impact of 10m/s crushed legs & part of skirt. Multiple fixes in work for SN11.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk)
Tweeted on March 9, 2021, 7:24 a.m.
@thesheetztweetz Not connecting Tesla cars to Starlink, as our terminal is much too big. This is for aircraft, ships, large trucks & RVs.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk)
Tweeted on March 8, 2021, 10:24 p.m.
Tweeted on March 6, 2021, 1 p.m.
@PPathole @TimSweeneyEpic This was way past leg loads. They got squashed hard.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk)