Elon Musk thinks he could have the Starship making regular flights with people by 2023. He said this in an interview with Joe Rogan.
Elon Musk had SpaceX make the Starship more pointy because it looks cooler.
All parts of the SpaceX Starship are evolving at the same time. The mass production system for SpaceX Starship is ten times harder.
The avionics the software the ground systems are all evolving simultaneously so and the whole production system which is actually harder than the rocket design by far so the rocket and engine and avionics. The production system is a thousand percent harder than the initial design.
same with cars it’s like ten thousand percent and it’s easy to do a car prototype. It’s hard to do production.
Starship will get to orbit this year.
The Super Heavy Starship will have twice the thrust of the Saturn V. The Super Heavy Starship will weigh 5000 tons on liftoff. This is about the weight of a nuclear submarine.
SOURCES- Joe Rogan
Written By Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture.com
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