Starship hot staging

Interesting that the hot staging hardware appears to be symmetrical. If the exhaust impingement is going to help, shouldn’t it dump all of the exhaust out one side?

With all the high level analysis goin on I should hesitate a bit before throwing in two cents, but here goes.

If the venting is all directed to one side, that part of the vent ring will then take the brunt of the thermal load instead of spreading it around. Worse yet, it’s exactly that part of the ring that will the take the full brunt of the plume as the booster starts to flip.

I think they need to keep it symmetrical but add louvers so the booster starts to spin and help the SS unscrew itself.  ::)

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