That's something I would say in KSP. Needs to be bigger and more engines. Only this guy is doing it for real. lolView attachment 32919
I guess the size increase refers to the upper stage only. This will add some 500 ton of fuel.
By adding 3 Vacuum Raptors the weight increase is compensated. The initial acceleration
with full tanks even rises a little from 6 m/s (current size) to 8 m/s (increased size).
I wonder if
- there is enough space in the Starships' engine compartment to accomodate 6 vacuum + 3 sea level Raptors
- the SuperHeavy first stage needs to be increased as well, or if this is covered within the growth options
I missed that! Yes, indeed....
Looking at the burn timings, I'm guessing they will off-load maybe 1/2 propellant from Starship and use only Vacuum Raptors for the orbit insertion....or do they need the SL Raptors for attitude control? Hope to find out soon