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Revision as of 04:19, 13 December 2019

Mk3 ring #4 is moved out of the IMCAR machine

Overview

The Starship, and eventually Super Heavy, are constructed of stacks of stainless steel rings. These stacks are welded together to form the body of the ship which also act as the walls to the fuel tank. These rings have been created in varying fashions from Starhopper to current day. The most recent rings being created are single-weld rings using an IMCAR Vertical Steel Rolling Machine. It is believed robotic horizontal welds will be used for Mk3 but it has not yet been confirmed.

Its believed to be three rings per coil as far as anyone can tell.

MK 3 Rings

Ring #5 being polished and buffed on 2019-12-10
Material Stainless 301
Height 72 inches?
Diameter 9 meters
Weight TBD
Thickness 4mm
Created 5/XX

Current Locations

Ring Number Location Created Notes
1 Left of Halfway House (Front) 2019-11-23 Weld may be busted. Flopping in high winds.
2 Left of Halfway House (Middle) 2019-11-27
3 By fence 2019-12-01 May be scrapped after being dropped
4 Left of Halfway House (Back) 2019-12-04 Polishing or some coating applied by hand to the ring on 12-11-2019 moved forward at 1:45am
5 Halfway House 2019-12-07 Lifted and moved to front stand at 2:09 am 12-12-2019
6 Halfway House 2019-12-12 Welded at 6:41 am 12-12-2019. Appears to have been chopped up?


Historical

Mk 1 Rings

Mk 2 Rings

Future

No Spiral Welding

Spiral welding will not be used per Elon:

"Spiral-winding is great for uniform thickness. We used that for the Hyperloop vacuum tunnel. However, Starship skin thickness will vary considerably according to loads." [1]