Elon Musk Explains SpaceX's Merlin Engine!
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 Published On Jun 12, 2022

Today we're getting a history and engineering lesson with Elon Musk about SpaceX's Raptor engine. We talk about some of the early design decisions and how the engine has evolved.

Recommended videos to help with some context [Playlist] - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWzKfs3icbT55w6f9wGqXkhk_SlanIhnr

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00:00 - Intro
00:55 - Overview of Merlin
02:30 - Ablative Merlin
04:45 - Merlin 1C regen and spiral nozzle
09:35 - First Falcon 9 Flight Rotation
11:30 - Pintle Injector
17:00 - Outro


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