~ Elon's Wold - FSD limited release shocking - Tesla's record Q3 - Starship SN8 stacked ~

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has to happen eventually tho?

years ago i read about how carefully they have to calculate launches and re-entries to miss all the shit up there, and that was years ago.
True, they have to factor in satellites and space junk dynamic position besides launch site and upper weather, and in SpaceX/Crew case also weather downrange where booster and possible escape capsule would land. Which is why there are so many delays... anyways, we're past the event but have not been confirmed if we're in the safe of they collided. In the meantime, SN8 wet dress rehearsal is underway, they are attempting to ignite the 3-Raptor pre-burners for the first time tonight. Static fire perhaps this week or next if successful.

 
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Propellant was loaded but no pre-burner or static fire test was performed for some reason not yet disclosed. Another attempt may happen later today. Also, we apparently dodged the satellite bullet, even if just.

 

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Tesla's just got a S3XY 2021 update!

Besides Model S prices dropping significantly, Tesla has updated the entire S3XY lineup with 2021 specs. At the same time Giga China has started delivering CATL-cell M3s (that can be safely charged to 100% without battery deg. and will serve all left lane drive countries world-wide), all Model 3's are getting Model Y's engineering marvel Octovalve and heat pump, that slightly increases range normally and drastically holds back range decrease during cold winter.



Model 3 also gets Y's chrome delete (non-shiny door handles and inside finish), dual wireless phone charging cradle as well as fully motoric trunk (opening and closing). Not only lower density CATL LFP batteries did not lose range for Giga Shanghai M3's, they gained some, and Panasonic NMC M3's got even more : Performance from 299 to 315 miles (0-60 down to 3.1s), SR+ from 250 to 263 miles and LR dual motor from 323 to 353 miles.



That's quite significant, making the Model 3 the most efficient EV per KWh. Some new wheels and center console refresh too, as well as some refreshed wiring. Model Y LR dual goes from 315 to 326 miles, Performance from 291 to 303 miles. Model X LR dual AWD goes from 351 to 371, Model S Performance to 387. Note that the major S & X refresh only expected later next year with 4680 batteries, and with possibly major exterior redesign and structural battery pack, and we already know that Model S Plaid will offer more than 520 EPA miles. In the meantime, latest city-driving FSD package is getting limited open beta.

 
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Check out Elon Speed, Giga Berlin 6 months ago vs. today:





Giga Austin, not two weeks after groundbreaking is soon hitting that rate!



Finishing touches on Giga Shanghai Phase 2



Tesla Fremont mega casting & Roadrunner buildout



Boca Chica fab & launch site progression

 

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Whoa, Elon's revealed he had two spinal surgeries (no Iron Mike) after many noticed a distinct scar or his neck yesterday (incl. me), that's been there apparently for some time. TESLAQ (the name of ppl. and media looing to harm Tesla or spread misinformation) started to cry wolf saying shit like he might've had cancer related surgery and "be all right" like Jobs (when he clearly wasn't gonna be), but Elon came clean saying he had had a Mobi-C cervical disc prosthesis installed at his C5 and C5 discs, and another correctional surgery. His odd head and neck movement, as well as some reflexes make sense now: not autistic, not on Kalle Sauerland if u kno what I mean, but probably in some discomfort. Lately he looked tighter than usual and I know neck pain, something I wish no one to get familiar with. Spinal stuff, that could be trouble.

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SN8 has successfully completed it's 3-Raptor pre-burner test, small ignition but no static fire that is planned for tonight, if things go well. Skip to 03:13:00

 

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Wow! Static fire complete, BIG FIRE! Haha... skip to 02:27:00.



WTF? This was a big boom with 3 Raptors and fully built Starship's supposed to lift off on 28(!).
 

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SN8 also passed header tank valve tests and seems ready to finally get that nose cone and look like an actual spaceship not a grain silo. As we wait for it, SpaceX' readying another batch of Startlink satellites and Tesla's ready to reveal Q3 financials, lets take our time and appreciate NASA's successful joint mission OSIRIS-REx to touch down on the small 101955 Bennu carbonaceous asteroid in the Apollo group and capture some samples it aims to bring back for analysis.







It was an incredibly precise and delicate effort with comms several minutes apart due to vast distances and "limited" speed of light, but so far so great, so congrats!
 
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Tesla posts record deliveries, revenue and GAAP profits for Q3 2020

  • $5,9B cash flow increase to $14,5B
  • $7,6B automatice revenue of which regulatory credits: &397M (gross margin 27,7%)
  • $8,77B total income, $2B gross profit
  • $809M GAAP operating income (9,2% operating margin)
  • improved Tesla solar and battery energy revenues
  • Tesla still looking for 500k deliveries in 2020
  • Giga Shanghai almost ready to produce Mode Y, ships Model 3 to Europe & Asia right now
  • Giga Berlin in advanced construction, starts with Y then 3
  • Giga Texas started major work, starts with Y then Cybertruck
  • Tesla Semi deliveries start in 2021, Roadster unknown
  • FSD limited public started
 
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Would you look at dat (and by you I mean me & my alts since we're the only ones participating). SN8, her nosecone & the giant lift crane next to one another!

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The nose cone already had the RCS cold gas thursters test, no stacking so far.
 

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This went kinda under the radar a few weeks back: Jeff Dahn's Li-ion research at Dalhousie University states that trial batteries that's been constantly charging at discharging in his lab have already reached 3,5 million kms or 2 million miles of range, reaching end of cycle life (at about 20% capacity loss). Remember that the media jumped on Mr. Dahn's publication last year stating a million mile battery is achievable, but nowhere did he state more is not, they just never had enough time to cycle through under 2 years.



Sow some batteries running over 2,5 years have achieved 10000 cycles (over 1500 in EVs today), or 2 millions miles / 3,5 million kms running down to 80% cap, which means your such battery would outlast every other car part barring Cybertruck's space-grade stainless steel exoskeleton. Besides vehicle-to-grid tech (connecting and charging car in cheap hours and selling back energy at a profit in peak hours), you could take it outta yer ol' worn-down car and put it in another, or sell or trade in or use it as home energy storage. There was no word during Battery Day on actual cell chemistry other than raw materials, but with proper cooling and space, I have no reason to think Tesla couldn't do 10000 cycles with the 4680 cell form. See Dahn's full presentation that was largely overlooked around Battery Day:



Also look at 4D full self-driving early beta adopters freaking out as car turns, goes around other cars and drives about without any intervention, pre-mapping, LiDAR or previously ran route. It just... drives.



Okay that shit when you see what the Tesla computer sees around it, and it maps that person's movement around the car and displays its stickman skeleton is scary, that's some Terminator-level awareness, WTF? AI's gonna kill us all!
 
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Whoa, Elon's revealed he had two spinal surgeries (no Iron Mike) after many noticed a distinct scar or his neck yesterday (incl. me), that's been there apparently for some time. TESLAQ (the name of ppl. and media looing to harm Tesla or spread misinformation) started to cry wolf saying shit like he might've had cancer related surgery and "be all right" like Jobs (when he clearly wasn't gonna be), but Elon came clean saying he had had a Mobi-C cervical disc prosthesis installed at his C5 and C5 discs, and another correctional surgery. His odd head and neck movement, as well as some reflexes make sense now: not autistic, not on Kalle Sauerland if u kno what I mean, but probably in some discomfort. Lately he looked tighter than usual and I know neck pain, something I wish no one to get familiar with. Spinal stuff, that could be trouble.

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Is that SN8?

Are they using this for the 15km flight?
Yup, that's SN8 and she got herself a nose job. One Raptor removed for inspection and probably replaced so at least one WDR and static fire (probably next week) before 15 km attempt. Also:



I'm glad Tesla's taking this VERY cautiously, but so far so good. This new 4D FSD rewrite will probably take several months and hundreds of millions of miles of beta driving to gain more confidence, but it's following traffic laws, speeds up exactly to limit, does street lights, left and right turns, turnabouts, pedestrian crossings and so on, besides old highway driving, and with no precise geofencing Waymo with large and expansive LiDAR requires. You gotta start somewhere, and this is promising in early beta.