Elon Musk had a phone interview for the Human to Mars Conference. He mentioned that there will be improvements for the Super Heavy Starship.
SpaceX is spending $5 billion on the Super Heavy Starship development program. NASA is providing $100-150 million of support for a lunar version of Starship.
A recent ArsTechnica article mentioned Starship will be 17 steel rings + nosecone. Is that correct? Independent measurements suggest it should have 20 rings. pic.twitter.com/IP4NqQ6H9L
— Rafael Adamy (@fael097) March 17, 2020
Pretty close. Design is evolving rapidly. Would be great to flatten domes, embed engines & add ~1.5 barrel sections of propellant for same total length. Also, current legs are a bit too small.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 17, 2020
Speaking at the 2020 #HumansToMars virtual conference, @elonmusk says that SpaceX will begin building the first Super Heavy booster (SN1) "this week." Engine count will be reduced to 28 "to simplify the configuration." Outer ring of 20 engines will use 250 ton-thrust Raptors.
— Eric Ralph (@13ericralph31) August 31, 2020
Everyday Astronaut tweeted a picture comparing the Super Heavy Starship size to the Falcon 9 and other rockets.
SOURCES- Elon Musk, Humans to Mars Conference
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