Published On Jun 1, 2023
Has SpaceX fallen into a similarly flawed design that plagued the N1? Why did they choose so many engines? Will it continue to suffer a similar fate over and over like the N1 or is there something inherently different?
Today we’ll answer those questions and compare the two most powerful rockets ever made, from different sides of the world and from completely different eras to figure out how they’re similar and perhaps more importantly, how they’re different.
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Article version with links and sources - https://everydayastronaut.com/starship-vs-n1/
Additional Video Resources:
Starship VS Falcon 9 - https://youtu.be/-8p2JDTd13k
The Entire Soviet Rocket Engine Family Tree - https://youtu.be/Y-xyXDiC92s
Elon Musk Explains SpaceX's Raptor Engine - https://youtu.be/E7MQb9Y4FAE
How SpaceX is upgraded Raptor 2 to be the ultimate engine - https://youtu.be/ALiNmzoo1_E
How Stoke Space's Unique Rocket Works - https://youtu.be/EY8nbSwjtEY
How to Power a Rocket Engine - https://youtu.be/Owji-ukVt9M
Why Don't Rocket Engines Melt - https://youtu.be/he_BL6Q5u1Y
00:00 - Intro
01:50 - Starship VS N1
04:40 - Comparing engines
06:25 - Common philosophies
14:30 - Trial by flying
19:55 - Will starship repeat history?
26:20 - My opinion / Summary
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