SpaceX Starship Updates - Two Starships Confirmed - Solar Orbiter On The Way To The Sun

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Welcome to Episode 72 of What about it!?
In this Episode, we will take a look at the latest Starship progress in Boca Chica. SpaceX is building two Starships in parallel and there's strong evidence, that SpaceX could make the March launch window. We will also take a look at the recent Solar Orbiter launch performed by ESA and NASA and get into details about what Solar Orbiter is supposed to accomplish.
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  • Did you expect SpaceX to build two Starships in parallel and did you know, that we know so little about our Sun?

    What about it!?What about it!?Muaj më parë
    • @Joseph Kane Cheers for sharing and YES! Gravity is most definitely Not! Spherical in nature and i did not write/say that and now to my understanding from previous discussions is limitless. Depending on the celestial body in question the magnetic lines arc's & loops, etc in regards to the magnetosphere, which really is what i meant. Bi-lobar definitely seems to be a more fitting word in describing the magnetic lines and arcs etc found in the magnetosphere Cutting edge science nonetheless.

      Jettisoned GuyJettisoned GuyMuaj më parë
    • @Jettisoned Guy I do not believe that the magnetic field nor the gravity field is truly spherical in nature! The gravity field of our sun is complimented by the gravity influence of all the objects subjected to the Sun's gravity, and must assume different levels of intensity depending on the position of the objects influenced by the sun. The magnetic field is not spherical at all! It is at least bi-lobar, , or donut shaped.

      Joseph KaneJoseph KaneMuaj më parë
    • @Rafael amor ball I agree! I was taught that in the 1950s. However, the speculation as to why the corona got so much hotter, and why CMEs accelerate from the surface of the sun (go faster as they get released) never seems to be properly and factually explained!

      Joseph KaneJoseph KaneMuaj më parë
    • I honestly didn’t think they’d do them at the same time.

      Daniel WhyattDaniel WhyattMuaj më parë
    • Did not expect 2 starships at the same time, but in retrospect I'm not surprised. Cautionary not, hatching and chickens department: building progress is impressive, and we all hope it will all go well, but bear in mind that Starship is a revolutionary technology and as yet none of them has flown.

      Gordon StewartGordon StewartMuaj më parë
  • Aussie here and it's a long long swim to Boca Chica so thank you very much for these most excellent uploads.

    jimmy wranglesjimmy wranglesMuaj më parë
  • Here's the reason I don't like SLS; What's the difference between SLS, and FEMA guarantees to homebuyers, who insist on their right to live in a flood plain, and get bailed out again and again every time they get flooded out? We all have to pay for FEMA, and Republicans are forcing us all to pay for the SLS - an obsolete, wasteful technology - so that Northrup Grumman can pocket hundreds of millions. (I don't know what Richard Shelby's cut is, but he gets to hold that seat in Congress for the Republicans, thanks to his "creation" of jobs in his state.

    Christopher28fairChristopher28fairMuaj më parë
  • Dude it’s sorta brilliant he hired a water tower company.

    Brandon SmytheBrandon SmytheMuaj më parë
  • "Oh Wow!" ... "Look at that!". First words spoken by 9 year old Brian Armstrong and 8 year old Ann Maree Collins when they became the first humans to walk on Mars. (just dreaming but keep the dream alive!)

    Chris CheshireChris CheshireMuaj më parë
  • 2 manned capsules. NASA held a competition,they boiled it down to two companies. One assumes this was to give them the best price and redundancy if one design went wrong.So far so good. In perhaps 8 weeks the Spacex version will undertake a full 'real' mission ( whilst Boeing rework their software and perhaps tries again) If the Spacex mission goes perfectly then - just what is the point of the Boeing Starliner?NASA have never needed two in the past 50 years so why now? It's a serious question.NASA already have a Lockheed 'deep space' version and also a ( cargo only right now) Spaceplane in final development. If the Dragon works flawlessly then it 'wins',just save the additional money and let Boeing concentrate on the SLS .

    Phil BarkerPhil BarkerMuaj më parë
  • Just the most obvious of problems what do you think all that metal is going to do in temp. of -250 to 250 deg. changes? Shrink and expand ripping itself apart!

    runedragonerunedragoneMuaj më parë
  • Just the most obvious of problems what do you think all that metal is going to do in temp. of -250 to 250 deg. changes? Shrink and expand ripping itself apart!

    runedragonerunedragoneMuaj më parë
  • Just the most obvious of problems what do you think all that metal is going to do in temp. of -250 to 250 deg. changes? Shrink and expand ripping itself apart!

    runedragonerunedragoneMuaj më parë
  • Just the most obvious of problems what do you think all that metal is going to do in temp. of -250 to 250 deg. changes? Shrink and expand ripping itself apart!

    runedragonerunedragoneMuaj më parë
  • I still think spiral fabrication of the hull is better for mass production. 🚀

    Nunya _Nunya _Muaj më parë
  • Felix, you have remarkable coverage of the space industries projects, especially on the SpaceX research, design, and development. However, I would like to get your twist intuition on what you believe the SpaceX urgency is get into space. I believe it has to do with the fact that this year there's a window, whereby Mars and earth orbit will be in close proximity, for a launch to Mars. So, SpaceX will have a good chance to get to Mars, instead of waiting two more years for the next window. It makes sense to me, especially because we have that ability with today's technology, even though getting to Mars will be slow and extremely daunting.

    Nathaniel HoseaNathaniel HoseaMuaj më parë
    • Hey Nathaniel! Thank you for the kind words! The problem with a trip to Mars this year would be that Starships will need orbital refueling to do the trip. I don't think, that there's any chance, SpaceX can develop all the needed tech for that in this short time frame. Unfortunately, we most likely will have to wait at least another two years for an attempt.

      What about it!?What about it!?Muaj më parë
  • I used to leave likes until you started making half the episode advertisement. I might just unsubscribe.

    Pete McFadyenPete McFadyenMuaj më parë
  • starships are built and designed to stay in space

    Neal JonesNeal JonesMuaj më parë
  • Fiction stir wielding is the next thing they should use in the wielding process look it up

    tony oatestony oatesMuaj më parë
  • @<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="295">4:55</a> Actually that hull section is not finished. The segments have only been tack welded. Probably to guarantee the fit with the mating sections. Nonetheless, extremely fast progress. Thanks for the update!

    Andrew OwensAndrew OwensMuaj më parë
  • It's about time we studied our own star. Go Helios.

    Jim LarsenJim LarsenMuaj më parë

    Joe BloeJoe BloeMuaj më parë
  • For the vertical portion of the rocket would it ever be possible to pour molten steel into a large flat form? Single welded seam vertically down the whole thing.

    Justin LewisJustin LewisMuaj më parë
    • The sheet of steel would need to be 100 feet wide and 200 feet long. the completed sheet would need to be 3/16 inches thick. How would you heat and keep the mold hot so the steel would flow?

      kkarllwtkkarllwtMuaj më parë
  • Where is ze flammenwerfer?

    Xanthegreat4Xanthegreat4Muaj më parë
  • Whyer Whyer Whelding is being done by that Whaskliy Whabbit on What About it an is is wery wery intewesting,

    TruthB ToldTruthB ToldMuaj më parë

    Anthony CraneAnthony CraneMuaj më parë
  • Are these tank uninsulated? Won’t a thick layer of ice form making it too heavy to fly?

    Bruce ChamberlinBruce ChamberlinMuaj më parë
    • Why doesn't the ice keep the Falcon 9 from flying?

      kkarllwtkkarllwtMuaj më parë
  • On the chance that Elon watches this channel...and the million-to-1 chance he might see my comment...ha ha...but what do you think of this: A re-designed Falcon9 2nd Stage that might be fully reusable? Build the Falcon 2nd stage out of stainless steel, like Starship, but only 4.25 to 5 m in diameter and powered by a vacuum Raptor engine. Give it clamshell nose fairings that are retained. After the payload is deployed, close the fairings and do a deorbit burn to a propulsive landing. The body flap reentry concept can be tried out on a smaller scale craft. Maybe this can increase the performance of the Falcon9/Falcon Heavy to carry heavier payloads.

    Andrew 13579Andrew 13579Muaj më parë
  • When you run a weld sower it's not getting stronger, more material is not better

    Dominik BautzDominik BautzMuaj më parë
  • So if the steel expands and contacts with heat and cooling, what will the ship look like after its first orbital flight? Just curious

    Jeff SneedJeff SneedMuaj më parë
  • Outstanding - stay on it man

    Carl GuderianCarl GuderianMuaj më parë
  • 30X stands for 300 series, so 30X might've always been 301. Doubt it tho, perhaps 316 or a custom mixture. It is not quite as special as people believe tho, there are variety of blends, SpaceX could be using one of those - or at SpaceX volume they can custom order specific blend for specific characteristics as well. It's not a new type of steel.

    skalturaskalturaMuaj më parë
  • No way Elon who has so much fun naming things will love his fleet with just serial numbers once they’ve proven themselves. Any idea of what theme he will use for hundreds and thousands of ships.

    Drew StevensonDrew StevensonMuaj më parë
  • It is not a STARship.

    Professor MAWillettProfessor MAWillettMuaj më parë
  • Adding more wire does not make it stronger. It adds more material to the weld not making it stronger.. think if it more like a Goldielocks zone to much wire will make the weld colder and will not mate the material as well.... You can increase amperage as well but to much will carmalize the stainless steel

    reece bellerreece bellerMuaj më parë
  • I am confused i was under the impression that from SN1 and onwards was to be a single verticle welded hull? Yet we are seeing a stacked ring welded hull. Can somebody clarify this please? Thank you.

    The Casual SpacemanThe Casual SpacemanMuaj më parë
  • Outtakes for the win! Wire while whelding - tha heck? Wonderful :D

    Kite MgKite MgMuaj më parë
  • If you think that this oversized beer can is going to space, you have had the full dosage!!!

    Bill RichardsBill RichardsMuaj më parë
  • Musk has many brilliant ideas in his head, this one is mush...

    I.M. GrimripperrooI.M. GrimripperrooMuaj më parë
  • what happend at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="133">02:13</a> hahhaha

    Till SchwarzTill SchwarzMuaj më parë
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="315">5:15</a> 'Common' dome? Does that imply one side is pressurised relative to the other to maintain the dome shape?

    Me TooMe TooMuaj më parë
    • One side has liquid O2, the other liquid methane.

      kkarllwtkkarllwtMuaj më parë
  • Beggar

    richard daviaultrichard daviaultMuaj më parë
  • I believe the Ulysses orbiter back in the 90s was orbitting the Sun on a Polar orbit

    Aristeidis KoliopoulosAristeidis KoliopoulosMuaj më parë
  • it's not a magnetic field it's a force field, just like the earths. let the force be with you. It has a lot to do with Gravity, and keeping the Air and Gases in play around us.

    alonzo ellisalonzo ellisMuaj më parë
  • Nice

  • SpaceX has single handedly pushed America’s space program ahead by 50 years. NASA will be either gone or just a policy shop in 10 years. We don’t need them.

    rob andonerob andoneMuaj më parë
  • The slower the welding, the more material is deposited.

    Science ChapScience ChapMuaj më parë
  • I wonder what the roapmap for the Starship rockets are ? Will SN30 carry astronauts or SN100 ?

    UploaderGuy3000UploaderGuy3000Muaj më parë
  • Why is it so hard for scientists to add an Earth cam that looks at Earth from every point in it's long scientific journey. Like why not add an Earth cam to Solar Orbiter, Parker Solar Probe, Or any one of the hundreds of orbiters, telescopes and satellites?

    S.E. SanderS.E. SanderMuaj më parë
  • Holy shit.. I just saw this channel. Awesome new! Dammit that Dr. Strange xD

    yagitkayagitkaMuaj më parë
  • 12.5 vs 2mm,... Anyone done any mass estimates? Obviously the tank walls are still going to be thicker then 2mm for the pressure and mass loadings, but how much mass will be reduced? - if it's done right, could Starship need less Raptors each? That would further reduce mass, as less motors and less plumbing,... Will we eventually see a 'Space-Only' Starship, that has the same size tanks and cargo section, but only a single Vacuum Optimized Raptor? Heck, once Super-Heavy is built, will Starship even need the atmospheric version of the Raptors?

    PiDsMediaPiDsMediaMuaj më parë
  • Um, about the Sun? All these questions ANSWERED by, several years ago. You're behind the curve, my friend.

    James BondeJames BondeMuaj më parë
  • good info as always .. but im not going to lie part of my watching the videos is the outtakes .. lol keep up the good work and thank you

    trav51412trav51412Muaj më parë
  • Thanks for the videos

    Avant TechnoAvant TechnoMuaj më parë
  • Could you imagine how much further we would be if musk was around during the Apollo generation?

    Mike CorLeonéMike CorLeonéMuaj më parë
  • Keep fooling yourselves, people. Humanity is never going to make it out of the nest that it has damaged beyond surviving.

    austin1839austin1839Muaj më parë
  • Your Starship model is atilt. It's making me nervous, Felix.

    PoxyclypsePoxyclypseMuaj më parë
  • of course not, when you welt faster less material will be added. you can not just add the wire faster, so they probably meant the welt speed.

    Gerard van DorstGerard van DorstMuaj më parë
  • I watch you for SpaceX updates but its great to see something like Solar Orbiter get time on the show. Thanks.

    CarlCarlMuaj më parë
  • I think starship is elon musks pet project. He is scraping funds for it but when it works and it goes into production he will be the richest person in history. Eventually he will be I mean.

    Michael HaversMichael HaversMuaj më parë
  • Why does everyone keep saying Solar Orbiter is the first solar polar probe? What about Ulysses?

    Robert MillerRobert MillerMuaj më parë
  • why the surface of the sun is hotter? Our sun is electric, not nuclear

    Main 1Main 1Muaj më parë
  • Thankyou What about it Patreons

    peter lewispeter lewisMuaj më parë
  • It would be epic if elon posted a coment on one of the videos

    Mr gamer ioMr gamer ioMuaj më parë
    • Mr gamer io 🤮

      Jason RassJason RassMuaj më parë
  • It's Hoodie Time!

    Andrew DoolittleAndrew DoolittleMuaj më parë
  • I like your shows greatly. Yours is one of few I follow. But personally, I don't need to be updated on every ring and weld. Once a week would be fine for me. A mid week show would be good for breaking big news.

    Henry TjernlundHenry TjernlundMuaj më parë
  • If you have information why not make the video longer to present all of it?

    DELTACX10DELTACX10Muaj më parë
  • Awesome video. Can anyone point me in the direction of the animation Felix mentioned regarding stacking starship atop the booster? Thanks so much ♥️

    Torey WeaverTorey WeaverMuaj më parë
  • They bit slower then I would like.

    Owen SalisburyOwen SalisburyMuaj më parë
  • Serial Number 1&2 I wonder if any of those will commit the 20km test

    rgerberrgerberMuaj më parë
  • Drop a like if u stopped watching the video after the spacex update was over.

    Android jackson leeAndroid jackson leeMuaj më parë
  • "Solar orbiter will hopefully get rid of some of those question marks." Undoubtedly it will... but also undoubtedly it will find more which will require Solar Orbiter 2 to find answers to. So the cycle goes :D

    Wes PlybonWes PlybonMuaj më parë
  • "And that door has not even been built yet." Nice.

    Micah ChaseMicah ChaseMuaj më parë
  • Please tell what is that three stack with 2 black cylinders and a bulkhead type of thing on top.uts the skirt ring but why it has a bulkhead like thing on top the bulkhead need to be inverted ?

    Question maniaQuestion maniaMuaj më parë
  • Need more space companies.

    Randy farm and lifecraftRandy farm and lifecraftMuaj më parë
  • What I don't understand is.. Space X builds and launchs the falcon 9, and the falcon Heavy..why are they having such an issue with SN1, and SN2? And wouldn't it make more sence to weld the sections together more like they do in underground oil and gas pipelines? Weld the sections horizonaly and then lift them vertical.

    Mathew PanozzoMathew PanozzoMuaj më parë
    • @kkarllwt your a perfect example of what's wrong with the world today.. I simply asked a question, and u basically are being a bully..

      Mathew PanozzoMathew PanozzoMuaj më parë
    • OK. You're going to build a rocket. You're going to spend a billion dollars. Do you take your guidance from a AL-projects commenter, or some of the worlds best engineers? Well?

      kkarllwtkkarllwtMuaj më parë
  • Hi Felix, great report. Glad you enjoyed the trip. Always look forward to your reports. Helps to fill in the details along woth BCGal & team footage. Many thanks.

    Peter BarrattPeter BarrattMuaj më parë
  • I saw another video where the guy is saying that a moon shot may be in the works for this year as a proof of concept before 2022. Thoughts? Also, what has been said about development of radiation shielding for crew going to mars and any modules under development to be placed on the first unmanned cargo missions? I'd be interested to see solutions to greenhouses, power supply, water extraction etc..

    lzotlzotMuaj më parë
  • Hey Felix can you look at Planet X news with Scott C'one, And ask the senders of the Solar polar satellite to relay the data to the public and share content?

    Delia RaseyDelia RaseyMuaj më parë
  • Very interesting news and I'm glad to see construction techniques are getting better. I hearing rumors that SN-1 is going to Mars just to orbit. Not land.

    Kevin DavisKevin DavisMuaj më parë
  • Such a drastic weight reduction going from 12.5mm on Starhopper to 4mm/2mm on production Starships.

    Ramon PunsalangRamon PunsalangMuaj më parë
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="390">6:30</a> Really? That doesn't seem intuitive to me.

    John JohansenJohn JohansenMuaj më parë
    • @Dominic Martin Ah! Now it's intuitive. Thank you!

      John JohansenJohn JohansenMuaj më parë
    • It's the speed of the wire being fed into the hot welding zone or puddle not the speed at which the whole weld bead is making progress.

      Dominic MartinDominic MartinMuaj më parë
  • bocachicagal ❤

    John JohansenJohn JohansenMuaj më parë
  • Have you heard anything from The Boring Co. lately, Felix? Thanks!

    Peter HoulePeter HouleMuaj më parë
    • The Boring Company is just so uninteresting.

      Odysseus RexOdysseus RexMuaj më parë