SpaceX Starship Updates - Starlink v1-1 Launch Preparations

Welcome to Episode 49 of What about it!?
In this Episode, we will take a look at the progress done on the SpaceX Starship Prototype in Boca Chica Texas. The canard fins are almost done and the Launch Facility is progressing at a crazy pace. Last but not least, we will have a look at the launch preparations going on right now for the Starlink v1-1 launch!
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  • What’s that distributor for and how often can a Falcon fairing be reused?

    What about it!?What about it!?4 muaj më parë
    • @Onemynde This section had to be removed in order to lower equipment into the cone. As we can see tape over some areas but not others, you're certainly right about more radial thrusters needing installation.

      David OgawaDavid Ogawa4 muaj më parë
    • @Ajaguarb Other ships were sent out to recover them from the water.

      David OgawaDavid Ogawa4 muaj më parë
    • Felix, at 2:52 this is the cut-off nose of Starship. The structure has radial thruster nozzles. Got to have some high thrust to flip Starship hard and keep it vertical in the last seconds, no matter what irregular ground must be adapted to by the legs. The nozzles are staggered in order to fit all the valves on the manifold inside.

      David OgawaDavid Ogawa4 muaj më parë
    • @What about it!? It looks like the very tip of the nose cone currently upside down while they install the cold gas thrusters, eventually to be flipped and welded on the very top of the upper section during final assembly.

      OnemyndeOnemynde4 muaj më parë
    • The fairing catchers returned before the launch

      AjaguarbAjaguarb4 muaj më parë
  • It may fly unoccupied in a year but manned be two years at least

    Shane HumphreyShane Humphrey3 muaj më parë
  • Whoa you skip in and out of accent a lot. Didn't watch 20 seconds. Can't fake it m8.

    Jesse SargentJesse Sargent4 muaj më parë
  • Why does it look so cartoonish.

    Ed SmithEd Smith4 muaj më parë
  • They should have given SpaceX the James Webb to sort out. It would have been up yaers ago!

    Elsie HannamElsie Hannam4 muaj më parë
  • Starship? Who the hell are you trying to fool? This is just a pile of junk.

    N SN S4 muaj më parë
  • I thought v1.0 is matted yet ppl could still see it very easily

    Main 1Main 14 muaj më parë
  • This a joke right ?

    Roger BalcerRoger Balcer4 muaj më parë
  • Hey Felix, you are the host for today's episode. who are they other hosts? :) you've come along way well done.

    Ryno Ke20Ryno Ke204 muaj më parë
    • Thank you Ryno! And we will see.

      What about it!?What about it!?4 muaj më parë
  • We are being fooled!!! At <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="642">10:42</a> you can see bubbles leaving the supposed space ship that deployed the so called satellite in to space. Look to the left of the screen and you'll see what I mean , it's fake !!!! It was filmed under water that's why we are seeing bubbles bubbling. space x you can't fool everyone.

    Greg SchurrGreg Schurr4 muaj më parë
    • I can only imagine!

      What about it!?What about it!?4 muaj më parë
  • este cohete es una burla a la ignorancia

  • Felix, at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="172">2:52</a> this "distributor" is the cut-off nose of Starship. The structure has radial pointing thruster nozzles. The nozzles are staggered in order to fit all the valves/plumbing on the manifold inside. I expect that only 2 adjacent or a single thrusters will fire at once.

    David OgawaDavid Ogawa4 muaj më parë
  • Actually it would be really interesting to see how SpaceX goes about verifying structural Integrity after the fairing is retrieved what steps do they go through inspection before they release it for reuse?

    Dennis NicholsonDennis Nicholson4 muaj më parë
  • I may be wrong, but it does not seem to me to be a very sophisticated level of construction: soldering everywhere, metal with visible tensions ... it gives me the impression of a static simulacrum not able to fly.

    Milano WalterMilano Walter4 muaj më parë
  • Fairings will be reused until noted not structurally able to be reused. Since we do not know anything about their status after each launch, it is questionable.

    George FinkleGeorge Finkle4 muaj më parë
  • Hands up if you believe this heap of shit goes to space

    Arnold ClarkeArnold Clarke4 muaj më parë
  • Jemanden wie dich könnten wir gut im Deutschsprachigen raum gebrauchen. Die menge an deutschen die von SpaceX keine ahnung haben ist deprimierend.

    Mr.Far3llMr.Far3ll4 muaj më parë
  • You're getting really good at this Felix. You've moved right to the top of the list of go to authorities on SpaceX. Thanks.

    Archie LundyArchie Lundy4 muaj më parë
    • Thank you Arch!

      What about it!?What about it!?4 muaj më parë
  • Thank you

    Paul SchuylerPaul Schuyler4 muaj më parë
    • And thank you! :)

      What about it!?What about it!?4 muaj më parë
  • i know i'm an idiot, but why does this ship look like it's been cobbled together with scraps from a junk yard ? disposable practice version ? is it just not even close to completion ? go ahead , i can take it .

    cliff luebkecliff luebke4 muaj më parë
  • Is it just me or does it look like it shouldn't work. The stainless is super ripply. And as a former pipeline welding inspector stainless welds are super hard to inspect, at least with ultrasound but i'm assuming they would probably be x-rayed.

    theguess7theguess74 muaj më parë
  • Bro are you Dr. Strange?

    Hyper Fist BoxingHyper Fist Boxing4 muaj më parë
    • Or he is me!

      What about it!?What about it!?4 muaj më parë
  • The masking tape over the end of the hole at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="196">3:16</a> looks like a temporary seal to keep the argon inside the pipe to ensure a good internal weld. Obvs these guys know what they're doing. It's not rocket...wait. It is! Lovin' it all! Thanks, #BocaChicaGal !

    SkysurferSkysurfer4 muaj më parë
  • Mm it doesn’t look high tech more like a ragtag build may fall apart as it take off , the cheaper you make the safety of the crew will lose their life ?

    davis4ismdavis4ism4 muaj më parë
  • OK, is it just me is does this strahopper look like something someone knocked up in their garage in a few days with a stick welder? I understand why they are using stainless for it but by god, it looks fuckin weird.

    flankerflanker4 muaj më parë
  • Does anyone else think elon knows something we don't. Like if agree

    grant flavelgrant flavel4 muaj më parë
  • Increased communication with military aircraft will keep the best nation on the planet safer .. America !!! You dumb liberal fuck ... peace out

    BR5491Z1ZBR5491Z1Z4 muaj më parë
  • Have you ever heared the story of Starship, the ...? I tought not. It's not a story NASA would tell you. It's a SpaceX legend. ... Help me fill in the gaps and continue it.

    Zoltán KürtiZoltán Kürti4 muaj më parë
  • Space x is a NASA puppet manipulating lenders out of more fake money..wakeup fools

    Kenneth RossKenneth Ross4 muaj më parë
  • You Will never go to space,it does not exist,it is a lie,WAKE the fuck up already...fake money wasted on dead fake people,stop wasting everybodies time ..really stop being a A FOOL

    Kenneth RossKenneth Ross4 muaj më parë
  • ELON you are a fool wasting your drive on manipulating banks out of money because you really do know the facts,your rockets are junk ,THEY will never fly anyone anywhere..put your fake money into helping with the problems on solve the problems hereFOOL

    Kenneth RossKenneth Ross4 muaj më parë
  • Say, bocochica 3 times real fast

    JJ4 muaj më parë
  • Is it me or does this spaceship look pretty rough right now

    JJ4 muaj më parë
    • It's actually a prototype for a new TV show called "Punch Up Space Derby"

      DBODBO4 muaj më parë
    • I may be wrong, but it does not seem to me to be a very sophisticated level of construction: soldering everywhere, metal with visible tensions ... it gives me the impression of a static simulacrum not able to fly. Even the same site and the kind of people at work ... they look like civil construction workers, or at most oil workers.

      Milano WalterMilano Walter4 muaj më parë
  • Your friends in Australia (me!) sleet through it. 2am.. Sorry... 😢

    Chris GrahamChris Graham4 muaj më parë
  • Good Lord, that thing is so ugly!

    Doug ThomsonDoug Thomson4 muaj më parë
  • Australian here, surrounded by fires but i don't care. Go SpaceX I'll be staying up in case they launch.

    jimmy wranglesjimmy wrangles4 muaj më parë
  • stop saying i'm your host and dive right in, please, i'm sick of it.

    Pasan PereraPasan Perera4 muaj më parë
  • Lol ridiculous.

    David WilsonDavid Wilson4 muaj më parë
  • that horseshit with broadband wifi while in flight is bunk.... to much latency to be any good to anybody, it would be fine for email and texting but that's about it

    Fred FlynstoneFred Flynstone4 muaj më parë

    Alfie GamerAlfie Gamer4 muaj më parë
    • But did you see the bubbles escaping the so called drone ship. Its fake it was filmed under water just like NASA does it.

      Greg SchurrGreg Schurr4 muaj më parë
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="349">5:49</a> .. Could your face. 'be' any closer to the camera. !!!

    Shweta MahaleShweta Mahale4 muaj më parë
  • WooHoo! Just saw the train chugging across the sky from Norther California at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1075">17:55</a> Very Cool Used the following site if anyone wants to try: (you'll need to adjust for your lat & long,.. and IF using on a future launch, change the satellite ID too)

    Paul O'NeillPaul O'Neill4 muaj më parë
  • More disinformation and propaganda perpetrating the MYTH of "outer space". We live on an ".....unmovable, flat circle with a firmament over it...." Firmament means "dome or tent" in Hebrew, the original text of the Bible....YOU PEOPLE ARE UNDER MIND CONTROL.

    Mark MarianiMark Mariani4 muaj më parë
  • starship is going to craaaash bad, but in the end they will work it out. it will be exciting

    Daniel BathDaniel Bath4 muaj më parë
  • The MK1 landing legs do not seem to be suitable for relaunching from the surface of a Moon or Planet. They'd be cooked by the exhaust.

    Forestville OppaForestville Oppa4 muaj më parë
  • Great detail, thank you

    Martin CooperMartin Cooper4 muaj më parë
  • It gives me the creeps that you bring up the Starlink network helping drones do their job, however I agree that low latency means that the operators may get better information and therefor NOT shoot or kill non-combatants. These systems are flying as it is. A better network I( hope)will be used for better outcomes if you are and optimist like me.

    Martin CooperMartin Cooper4 muaj më parë
  • What do you think? „Tell me in the comments“

    1 Hensing1 Hensing4 muaj më parë
    • And you did!

      What about it!?What about it!?4 muaj më parë
  • #whydonttheyjust Since starship is so cheap to launch we should discus the possibility of sending two or three crewed starships on their journey to Mars side by side (maybe only a few KM apart) at half or 2/3 capacity. That way if a major system fails along the way they could simply dock to each other and transfer precious people and cargo to functioning companion ships. The other major advantage would be the psychological sanity of the crew knowing that their companions are practically right by their side..

    Daniel ToumaDaniel Touma4 muaj më parë
  • Are the forward fins supposed to be able to pivot? The fairings are up against the fins and do not look like there is any room for the fins to change angle.

    kpkndusakpkndusa4 muaj më parë
  • Faster connection speed equals more accurate drones which will save innocent lives. Yes it’s a military use but much like nuclear power they need the funding and backing.

    Paul OllerheadPaul Ollerhead4 muaj më parë
  • starlink will be used in military applications. fairing can be used unlimited times as long as not damaged beyond repair

    W.A.B mobile entertainmentW.A.B mobile entertainment4 muaj më parë
  • Another great update. Thanks Felix. Missed your live stream as I was working. It was 1.30 am here in Australia.

    Random RamjetRandom Ramjet4 muaj më parë
  • It could use some paint don't you think? Maybe a nice cobalt blue :)

    Greg VanceaGreg Vancea4 muaj më parë
  • I hope Im wrong but I think Mk1 is unlikely to land successfully. But SpaceX will learn from it and soon after nail a landing. Falcon 9 had landing problems early but went on to be extremely reliable.

    Greg WilsonGreg Wilson4 muaj më parë
  • I wonder what they will do with the prototypes? Imagine buying one and making it a home.// je me demande ques ce qu'ils vont faire avec les prototypes ? Imaginer d'en acheter un et en faire une maison.

    Benoît ST-JeanBenoît ST-Jean4 muaj më parë
  • Elon Musk the true living Tony Stark. Even made is Mark 1 Starship all shiny like Stark's Mark 1 Iron Man suit. Cant' wait to see a gold and hot rod red color scheme on his Mark 2 Starship.

    Max_PowerMax_Power4 muaj më parë
  • Thanks you for your videos your amazing !

    Nik LespdNik Lespd4 muaj më parë
  • It's now <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1061">17:41</a> EST. Any word on the fairings?

    ZalmanZalman4 muaj më parë
    • Not caught...high seas

      Joshua GueninJoshua Guenin4 muaj më parë
  • I have to keep reminding myself that Spacex is not figuring this out as they build. Everything we are seeing now comes from a 2017 drawing board (or earlier) followed by 2018 rigorous testing.

    Sammy SpanielSammy Spaniel4 muaj më parë
  • Epic...He said "thrice" :)

    G DogG Dog4 muaj më parë
  • As long as there is no structural defects with the fairing then I see no reason it can't be used indefinitely. I assume it gets examined in depth before being used again. Should be no problem. Falcons on the other hand... well this is the 4th launch. They are rated at 10 but I doubt it will make it to 10. Look forward to the Starship which definitely can be used hundreds of times no problem. Difference is the falcon was designed for partial re usability. Starship is designed for total re-usability.

    SonacSonac4 muaj më parë
  • Is there any update on crew dragon static fire test that was expected in the last several days?

    Bruce BabcockBruce Babcock4 muaj më parë
  • Could starlink be used with sat phones?

    Nicholas WeisNicholas Weis4 muaj më parë
    • Yes.its an internet service like most providers,but better

      Memelord AndromedaMemelord Andromeda4 muaj më parë
  • Thanks Felix, another great video!

    bimmergeezerbimmergeezer4 muaj më parë
  • Why would you dislike Starlink's use in combat? Assuming it's being used by the U.S. or other NATO powers that should make it a force for good and another way for it to serve humanity. Like any weapon, it's neither good nor bad on it's own. It's all a question of WHO is using it and WHAT they do with it.

    Virginia HansenVirginia Hansen4 muaj më parë
  • The audio is really good. 😊

    Brandon TsengBrandon Tseng4 muaj më parë
  • Wannabe Dr. Strange

    cesiumioncesiumion4 muaj më parë
  • I have not heard anything about the 3 raptor engines being installed/reinstalled. I feel like that is a big step that's going to take a bit of time to compleat.

    Chris DelaneyChris Delaney4 muaj më parë
  • Quality content as always, Felix!

    LoKeeLoKee4 muaj më parë
  • Ahh yes the caring fetching boats are very important 😆LoL Thanks for another great Space X video 👍🏼

    ontheedge33371ontheedge333714 muaj më parë
  • werden fliegende Objekte wirklich so bei euch,so zusammengebaut und zum fliegen gebracht? mitten auf dem Feld,und ohne Präzision! wo bleibt da sie Genauigkeit(Sicherheit)?

    Philipp BalzPhilipp Balz4 muaj më parë
  • i’m not saying it’s bad in fact I’m happy that the development of the BFR is progressing fast this is very good i’m just concerned that they might be going a little too fast and I’m not saying it’s a bad design I’m just saying that I’m worried that there overlooked something emportent

    zane al-amoodzane al-amood4 muaj më parë
  • On the morning of November 11th I saw the launch of starlink satellites.?????????????

    Larry WellerLarry Weller4 muaj më parë
    • Where you were, that is likely correct This guy filmed this in germany, time differences

      Joshua GueninJoshua Guenin4 muaj më parë
  • I mean at least keep the Mark one for about three months to test it to see if there’s any problems with it and then move onto the second version and then repeat the process test it for several months see if there’s a problem with it then move onto the fourth version I mean It doesn’t matter if it’s released a year late what matters is the cost of having to do damage control after your rocket fails miserably and claims human lives there’s nothing compared to that cost

    zane al-amoodzane al-amood4 muaj më parë
  • SpaceX is progress reminds me of a song called crash by the primitives here you go way too fast don’t slow down your going to crash i’m concerned that they’re moving so fast that they’re ignoring safety regulations

    zane al-amoodzane al-amood4 muaj më parë
  • you are a bond villain

    Jason McKennaJason McKenna4 muaj më parë
  • Sorry didn't get to watch live stream, as was at work but did get to watch on official page and got to educate two of my colleagues on the launch which was amazing as they got to see something they've never seen before and inspire them.

    Lawrence CraddockLawrence Craddock4 muaj më parë
  • Well, launch, and landing, went off without a hitch. No fairing catch due to high seas. Oh, well, maybe they can fish them out of the water. The video from the landing on the boat was superb. I don't think it has ever been that good before. Landings are always the best part. If they ever get a firm date for the Mk-1 launch, I am seriously thinking of driving down for it. It's only about 350 miles (580 km) miles away. Not far for us Texans. It will depend on scheduling around some other things I have going on. I'd love to see that baby go up and come back down again. Currently they have 24 launches scheduled for next year, including nine Starlink launches. Obviously, if things go well, they have the ability to add more Starlinks. I would love to see them achieve a cadence of one Starlink launch every two weeks plus their outside customers. Spacex continues to revolutionize the space industry, and the competition doesn't even understand what's happening, much less have any idea of how to catch up.

    Odysseus RexOdysseus Rex4 muaj më parë
  • Damn it I slept in and missed the launch =\

    Clint McClint Mc4 muaj më parë