Elon Musk Shows Off Pic of Monstrous Super Heavy Booster Engine System

This is a lot of Raptor engines. Musks Monster SpaceX's Starship Super Heavy booster will be a beast, it is no secret. This rocket stage will launch the huge Starship spacecraft into orbit. It will have 29 rocket engines, making it one the largest rocket boosters ever built. Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, shared a photo today on Twitter that shows the enormity of the operation. It also shows how far SpaceX has come in building the first orbit-worthy and flight-worthy prototype. Musk completed the feed system for 29 Raptor rocket engine engines on Super Heavy Booster. Advertisement Advertisement Completing feed system for 29 Raptor rocket engines on Super Heavy Booster pic.twitter.com/uARWx2HYTr Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 29, 2021 Series of Tubes Scott Manley, a rocket enthusiast, responded to the image. He wrote that rockets are a transportation system built on a series tubes. Musk replied with so many tubes. Advertisement Advertisement Musk noted that the image only showed the primary fuel lines. Our greatest concern is the maze of secondary wiring and plumbing. This image shows how large SpaceX operates. Twitter users identified 23 employees who worked in tandem on the maze. Try it! This news comes just a month after SpaceX fired Booster 3 (an early Super Heavy booster prototype) for the first time at its South Texas testing facility. As part of a short static fire test, the massive stainless steel cylinder ignited three Raptor engines. Musk now says that he is ready to increase hot-fire testing. Advertisement Advertisement Depending on how Booster 4 progresses, we might try a 9-engine firing on Booster 3. He wrote that in a tweet. More on Super heavy: Jeff Bezos' advisers begged Jeff Bezos not to copy Elon Musk so much

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