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Would this Starship design alternative be viable?

The engineering required for the rails would be insane. They would need to be able to move quickly and with a high degree of precision while exposed to immense temperatures and a lot of vibration. ...
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Would this Starship design alternative be viable?

I Don't Think That is Feasible. The problems with the design as I see it: The sliding wings require the entire structure to be reinforced to handle various wing positions. Also, the linear actuators ...
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Would this Starship design alternative be viable?

The sliding rails in and of itself could be a major issue. Some reasons include: There is a HUGE amount of stress placed on these wings. Keep in mind that they can effectively land the vehicle on ...
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Could SpaceX's Starship's landing and restart process work on Titan?

Getting There: In general there is "the quick way" and "the efficient way" to get to the outer planets. The trade-off is between the capability of the launch vehicle and the time-...
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