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SpaceX tests the heat shields of its Starship at 1377°C
short by Arundhati Rawat / on 18 Mar 2019,Monday
Elon Musk has tweeted a video of a test conducted on SpaceX's Starship space rocket's heat shields. Musk tweeted that the white-hot parts, seen in the video, reached temperatures of around 1377°C, similar to orbital entry temperatures. He added the tiles of the shields were hexagonal-shaped as that gives "no straight path for hot gas to accelerate through the gaps".
short by Arundhati Rawat / 09:23 pm on 18 Mar
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