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Вопросы/ответы из твиттера (англ.):
Q: Based on the past few days, I can’t help but think there won’t be an ablative coating on Starship, which would be wild!
A: Leeward side needs nothing, windward side will be activity cooled with residual (cryo) liquid methane, so will appear liquid silver even on hot side
Q: I get that stainless steel is durable and all… But how do you get around the fact that it weighs way more than carbon fiber?
A: Usable strength/weight of full hard stainless at cryo is slightly better than carbon fiber, room temp is worse, high temp is vastly better
Q: Will starship be painted or do we get this nice Metal Look?
A: Skin will get too hot for paint. Stainless mirror finish. Maximum reflectivity.
Q: Would it require less great shielding because of the stainless steel?
A: Much less
Q: Gold on the windows?
Q: How many raptors will be used on the hopper?
Испытания мегакузнечика обещают быть интересными. Пожелаем SpaceX удачи.
P.S. И да, Маск снова нагло украл советские разработки :)