Elon Musk It is all about lIt skips Earth behind it and heads to Mars on one of its rockets He takes a whole group of people with him. I've said that before to make Regular flights back and forth between Earth and Mars fact, His company SpaceX You will need to build about 1000 Spacecraft.
This will take some time, considering that there are only a few StarshipIt's in various stages of construction at the moment and has never been to space, let alone Mars. in A recent post on Twitter (or X, I don't care).“Suggested Musk SpaceX He may actually need to build spaceships faster than initially expected His alien Martian colony fact.
“To achieve Mars colonization in about three decades, we need ship production to reach 100 per year, but ideally to 300 per year,” Musk wrote on Twitter. That's a shit ton of ships. To keep this in mind, over the past three decades, Boeing It was built on average approx 300 aircraft out of 737 aircraft annually. to remember, 737 seconds They're much easier to build than rocket ships meant to go to Mars, and Boeing is really good at building them — something SpaceX can't say at this point about Starship.
The 737th Production pace isn't the only aerospace goal SpaceX is pursuing. Gwen ShotwellMusk's second-in-command at the company said last year that engineers “…designed Starship to be as similar to aircraft operations as we can get… We want to be talking about dozens of launches a day, if not hundreds of them,” it begins on. Ars Technica Reports. This has to happen to SpaceX So you can lift millions of tons of equipment into space for a theoretical settlement on Mars. Many of the launches will reportedly be the Starship refueling tankers needed to make interplanetary flight a reality. Think of them like space gas stations in a way.
Here's how Musk and SpaceX plan to build the rocket Spacecraft and Super Heavy Booster work Over and over again and what exactly it will be used for, according to Ars Technica:
SpaceX still aims to make the spacecraft and its super-heavy booster quickly reusable. The gist is that the ship, the part that will travel to orbit, and eventually to the Moon or Mars, will not be reused as often as the booster. These ships will come in a number of different configurations, including crew and cargo transport, refueling vessels, fuel depots, and satellite deployment.
The booster design will be the same across the different types of ships in the fleet. The Super Heavy, powered by more than 30 Raptor engines, will also return to SpaceX launch sites about six minutes after liftoff, similar to how SpaceX recovers its Falcon boosters today. In theory, the rocket could be ready for another flight within an hour, Musk wrote.
With the spacecraft itself, the laws of physics and facts of geography come into play. SpaceX will initially have Super Heavy and Starship launch and landing pads in South Texas and Cape Canaveral, Florida, although the company has floated the idea of offshore launch and landing pads.
When an object flies in low Earth orbit, the Earth rotates beneath it. This means that the satellite, or starship, will find itself at a longitude of about 22.5 degrees from its launch site after a single 90-minute orbit around the planet. It can take several hours, or up to a day, for a spacecraft in low Earth orbit to line up with one of the recovery sites.
“The ship needs to complete at least one, but often several, orbits in order to have the ABC ground track line up with the launch site, so reuse may only be daily,” Musk wrote, according to Ars Technica. “This means that the ship production should be almost higher than the enhanced production.”
Despite Musk's general nonsense And the desire to do so Over-promising and under-deliveringArs Technica says he's actually been fairly level-headed when it comes to SpaceX. Hell, he's even apparently said that his timeline predictions are often aspirational. Yes bud, do you think?
Only time will tell if Musk's goals for SpaceX can be achieved. His past successes and failures were as wide-ranging as the companies he owned. Will Mars travel end like Tesla Supercharger Network -What is the gold standard of shipping right now? Or will it end like this? Las Vegas underground tunnels – Which is really just a joke at this point?
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