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Methane or LOX tank at Boca Chica

Space Exploration Asked on November 10, 2021

As we can see on this picture from Mary "@bocachicagal" on NASASpaceFlight, there are two types of tank near the test stand.

Some are black and others are white or bright and shiny metal, but why?

SN5 on test stand

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Normally cryo tanks are painted white to reduce the heat absorption.

Maybe they paint them black because they want to increase the pressure inside them.

Answered by Lone Coder on November 10, 2021

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