The SpaceX Super Heavy booster that will fly to orbit should be completed within weeks. This first booster will have 29 Raptor engines and each engine will have 225 tons of thrust. The regular Super Heavy boosters will have 32 Raptor engines for 7200 tons of thrust. The Saturn V that flew men to the moon had 3580 tons of thrust.
Kendall Dirks, @Kendall_Dirks on twitter, has renderings of the SpaceX Super Heavy starship standing on the sea launch platforms that SpaceX is making from oil platforms.
CBass productions has a full animation of a SpaceX Super Heavy Starship flying to orbit and returning for the soft splash downs.
Credits (Please go follow these people if you don’t already):
Neopork (Starship and SH Models): https://twitter.com/Neopork85
Alex Svan (Raptor Model): https://twitter.com/AlexSvanArt
Sam Krug (Earth Atmosphere Shader): https://twitter.com/samuel_krug
Spaceport3D (3D Scan of Boca Chica Launch Site): https://twitter.com/Spaceport3D
Nick Henning (Misc. Boca Chica Buildings): https://twitter.com/nickhenning3d
SOURCES-= CBass Productions, Kendall Dirks,
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