Dozens of Modified SpaceX Starlink Satellites Could Be Sent Around Space

Elon Musk has tweeted about sending dozens of modified Starlink satellites sent throughout the solar system. They would have ion drives with 1600 ISP. The mission would be sent from an expendable version of the Super Heavy Starship. The Starship would have an upper stage with three Vacuum Raptor engines.

Starships that are refueled in orbit could have a lot of Delta-V. Having four stages would also enable very fast trips. The fourth stage would be the ion drives of the modified Starlink satellites.

SOURCES – Elon Musk and Everyday astronaut on twitter. ProjectRho orbit tables

Written By Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture.com

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