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SpaceX Increasing Raptor Engine Power

•, by Brian Wang

The 15 million pounds of thrust is five times the 3 million pounds of the SLS booster which was tested recently.

The first stage of the Saturn V had 7,600,000 pounds-force of thrust.

The Space Shuttle generated a peak thrust of 6,800,000 lbf (30,100 kN).

The Soviet Energia had a liftoff thrust of 7,826,000 lbf (34,810 kN).

The Raptors will have over 380 seconds of ISP for the vacuum version.