Understanding Elon Musk’s Enthusiasm For Starship
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Much progress has been made with regard to SpaceX Starship. As part of the necessary steps for human on planet earth to become multi-planetary species, Elon Musk/SpaceX has been working on Starship tirelessly. Please refer to the excerpt from wikipedia, in italics below, for better understanding of SpaceX Starship:
The SpaceX Starship system is a fully-reusable, two-stage-to-orbit, super heavy-lift launch vehicle under development by SpaceX since 2012, as a self-funded private spaceflight project.
The second stage—which is also referred to as “Starship“:16:20–16:48—is being designed as a long-duration cargo, and eventually, passenger-carrying spacecraft. It is being used initially without any booster stage at all, as part of an extensive development program to prove out launch-and-landing and iterate on a variety of design details, particularly with respect to the vehicle’s atmospheric reentry. While the spacecraft is currently being tested on its own at suborbital altitudes during 2019–20, it will later be used on orbital launches with an additional booster stage, the Super Heavy, where the spacecraft will serve as both the second stage on the two-stage-to-orbit launch vehicle and the in-space long-duration orbital spaceship.
Integrated system testing of a proof of concept for Starship began in March 2019, with the addition of a single Raptor rocket engine to a reduced-height prototype, nicknamed Starhopper – similar to Grasshopper, an equivalent prototype of the Falcon 9 reusable booster. Starhopper was used from April through August 2019 for static testing and low-altitude, low-velocity flight testing of vertical launches and landings in July and August 2019. More prototype Starships have been built and more are under construction as the iterative design goes through several iterations. All test articles have a 9-meter (30 ft)-diameter stainless steel hull.
SpaceX could potentially launch commercial payloads using Starship no earlier than 2021. In April 2020, NASA selected a modified human-rated Starship system as one of three potential lunar landing system design concepts to receive funding for a 10-month long initial design phase for the NASA Artemis program.
Elon Musk’s Starship Receives Government Support | SpaceX in the News Episode 117. Today we’re going over the latest and greatest Starship news. Discuss what’s going on with Dragon. Talk SpaceX movies and launches to come. Finishing with today’s Honorable Mention, in the video “Elon Musk’s Starship Receives Government Support, SpaceX in the News“, below:
SpaceX Mystery Launch | Blue Origin New Shepard Launch Success| Soyuz Completes Quick Journey to ISS The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) has recently confirmed that their new spy satellite mission will be carried out in SpaceX’s mystery October launch. The long waited New Shepard rocket finally took its uncrewed flight on Tuesday, October 13 and climbed to a height of 66 miles from West Texas. An American astronaut along with two Russian cosmonauts headed for the International Space Station aboard Russian Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft, launched this Wednesday, October 14, 2020, in the video “SpaceX Mystery Launch, Blue Origin New Shepard Launch Success, Soyuz Completes Quick Journey to ISS“, below:
At the 2020 Mars Society Virtual Convention, Elon Musk discusses the plan for Starship to have an uncrewed mission to Mars by 2024, in the video “Elon Musk reveals SpaceX Starship Launch Plan to Mars“, below:
The Starship is the rocket that is going to get SpaceX and Elon Musk onto Mars. Allowing Elon to start building the Mars city of the future, in the video “How Elon Musk is Building a Railroad to Space (Starship & SpaceX)“, below:
Elon Musk spoke at The Mars Society on making Starlink for Mars and Moonship on October 17, 2020 and highlights (recap) are here. Within this online conference Elon announced many interesting things. Self sustaining city on Mars is the core aim for Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Starship spacecraft prototype. Elon Musk speaks that humanity have to made self sustaining city on Mars before the World War III start. The goal is to put enough people to Mars and enough tonnage. Metane is the general propellant. When the Starship will make stratosphere flight is currently secret. Elon said that Starship will make the first complete flight next year. Orbital refilling is needed. Moonship to be announced in 2022, in the video “Elon Musk announces Starlink to Mars, Starship’s stratospheric flight and Moonshine in 13 minutes“, below:
It’s been over four years since Elon Musk first revealed his audacious plan to lay the foundation for a city on Mars. Now the SpaceX founder and leading Martian real estate evangelist will give an update on his interplanetary opus at this year’s virtual Mars Society convention, in the video “WATCH: Elon Musk at 2020 Mars Society Event- Livestream“, below:
During the first week of October of 2020, Elon Musk Shares New Starship Details | SpaceX in the News Episode 115. Today we catch up on all the latest Starship and Super Heavy updates. Go over recent Dragon news. Talk Starlink and other upcoming missions, and finish with today’s Honorable Mention, in the video “Elon Musk Shares New Starship Details, SpaceX in the News“, below:
A new video speculating about the internal design of SpaceX’s starship, and a concept of operations for the first Mars base! In the video “Starship Design Speculation Episode II“, below:
Some basic understanding, please view the video “SpaceX’s Starship: Journey to Mars“, below:
Our best to Elon Musk and his team working on Starship!
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