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John Smith 19 Gold badge
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"The Raptor has been in development for the better part of a decade"

The fact it has been in development for a decade?

It took rocketdyne 13 powerheads before they could figure out how to start the SSME safely.

One of those was traced to a sensor being 1 deg out of alignment.

So quite tricky.

And Raptor's cycle is more complex.

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