Elon Musk just Revealed SpaceX Starship's New Grid Fins update change everything...#STARSHIPFANS Voice credits read on the channel: https://bit.ly/3KVJnjx -- Huge thanks to: TijnM: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDA8yz_nQY-0Uxd96-qxYjA Everyday Astronaut: https://www.youtube.com/c/EverydayAstronaut ErcX: https://www.youtube.com/c/ErcXSpace https://twitter.com/ErcXspace C-bass Productions: https://www.youtube.com/c/CbassProductions iamVisual: https://www.youtube.com/c/iamVisualVFX Kevin Randolph: https://twitter.com/CosmicalChief https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTumYZ2RxFOKL-GdUyENWkQ What about it!?: https://www.youtube.com/c/Whataboutit Cosmic Perspective: https://www.youtube.com/c/CosmicPerspective 3D_Daniel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2KZXHfena3-eq4REtvQBgA StarbaseSurfer: https://twitter.com/cnunezimages Lab Padre: https://www.youtube.com/c/LabPadre christian debney: https://twitter.com/ChristianDebney Matthew/ \Ryan: https://www.youtube.com/c/MatthewRyan5226 Source of thumb: Tony Bela - Infographic news: https://twitter.com/InfographicTony ===== Elon Musk just officially revealed Starship Super heavy will eventually only have 2-3 grid fins instead of four as now. This will definitely create a huge change for the Starship flight. But why does Elon Musk change this? Let's find for all in today's episode of SpaceX Fans: Tim Dodd has recently made a tour of Starbase with SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk. Honestly, this interview is invaluable. Send a big thanks to the Everyday Astronaut team, your work is so important as you open a window into SpaceX and Elon's world. Back to our content, Elon showed the Mega bay, talked about chines, and cold gas thrusters, see the High Bay and Pez dispenser. Importantly, we have Grid Fin Updates. Grid fins are a type of flight control surface commonly used on bombs and rockets. A grid fin is a lattice of smaller aerodynamic surfaces within a box. Because of their unique design they often get compared to waffle irons or potato mashers. SpaceX originally started using them around 2014 on the Falcon 9 booster. Late in 2015, the grid fins were able to help control and successfully land a Falcon 9 booster for the first time. This was a very big deal and helped improve SpaceX’s confidence in the design. So far, there are four large grid fins at the very top. However, according to the Everyday Astronaus video, Elon said they are shrunk the grid fins significantly from where we started out. They're much lighter. " We obviously don't need four. I think we could probably get away with two, definitely not more than three." Even with grid fins, they really would be moving to aspirationally two grid fins, but certainly not more than three. And the third one can be small. "The little vestigial guy in the, I like just imagining a tiny little guy in, on one, on one sector", Musk said. Elon Musk just Revealed SpaceX Starship's New Grid Fins update change everything... ---- Advertisers who want to place ads on our channel, please contact the email manager: [email protected] We use images and content in accordance with the YouTube Fair Use copyright guidelines: https://www.youtube.com/intl/en/about... Any questions about copyright please send us via gmail: [email protected] To be resolved, thank you.