SpaceX Starbase City Will Build a Hundred Starships Each Year

SpaceX is building Starbase City which will build a hundred Starships each year. This will be eight Starship per month. They will launch each Starship three times per day.

SpaceX is converting two oil rigs as sea launch and landing platforms.

SOURCES – Felix – What About It? , SpaceX
Written By Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture.com

19 thoughts on “SpaceX Starbase City Will Build a Hundred Starships Each Year”

  1. May I ask when that was, undergrad days? Very rare to find someone into O'Neill, without being on a Space site, at least.

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  2. The video lays it all out. Musk said the Starships will be retired on Mars. I think he is planting to send a series of these to Mars to join together as the first Space Station there. IMO we are witnessing the most entertaining construction project of all time. I hope they are building some Motels down in Boca. That is the next place for me to visit. I visited Cape Canaveral last week and other than launches not much going on in the way of new construction of other companies. I did not visit where Space X is set up. Blue Origin has a lot of vehicles there but they are not building like they were last year. The One Web Company must have found some cash. They look to be back in business. I would say wide spread satelite internet will be exploding in a few years.

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  3. I'm not planning on dying, but life (and death) are what happen while you're making plans. I would likely be working for him, or certainly trying to get such a job, if I weren't a few years from retirement.

    Yeah, maybe if life extension technology advances fast enough, I'll have a second career.

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  4. Not being vertical hurt him badly with the Falcons; Remember those helium tank struts that were from a certified source, but weren't as represented?

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  5. … of top 10% techs and support .. a Silicon Valley south it will be. Can't imagine even Elon can support the salaries that can support the likely housing/ land prices that are coming…

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  6. what? are you planning on dying in the next 20 years?
    John Glenn  flew on STS-95 at the age of 77 as payload specialist.
    William E. Thornton-While in Space: 56 in 1985, Current 90 years
    Roger K. Crouch-While in Space: 56 in 1997,  Current 79
    Peggy Whitson Age While in Space: 57 in 2017,  Current 60 years
    Karl G. Henize Age While in Space: 58 years old in 1985
    .. and 3 more in their 60s in space

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  7. Interesting – but Musk may need to consider becoming less vertical and all-encompassing in finance, design, build, and operate.

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  8. Building a fleet is one thing – but maintaining, storing, crewing, and supporting it perpetually is certainly another. Franchising? Outsource? Multiple sites?

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  9. Yep. Based on the book *The Case for Space Solar Power*, which has detailed cost estimates, plugging in Starship costs gives SPS power at about 4 cents/kWh.

    And everything you mentioned is just the revenue-generating stuff for SpaceX. Musk also wants to fly vast fleets to Mars.

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  10. First, the Starlink satellites are in such low orbits that they're subject to significant drag; They're only going to be spending a few years in orbit before they deorbit and burn up. (This allows them to be continually upgraded, by the way.) So there will be a significant ongoing launch requirement for the system, maybe even more than the Falcon 9 could sustain, at full roll out.

    But the real plan here is to drop the cost of access to orbit so much that the lower price creates new demand. If Starship can put a hundred tons in LEO for a fraction of the cost of a Falcon launch, it should open up whole new markets. MIT could afford to build their own space station. (So could several hotel chains!) Astronomers would be building orbital telescopes with 100+ meter apertures. Asteroid mining companies would be needing equipment orbited.

    Imagine the launch demand if somebody decides to put up a system of solar power satellites. Those could be cost-effective at projected Starship launch costs, even without ISRU, and would easily supply enough demand to keep all those Starships busy.

    I know Musk has said negative things about SPS, but he might even change his mind and build that system himself, just to create more internal demand.

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  11. This is a good thing and all, but : What is all that capacity going to be used for? Theres going to be ample Starlink sats in a couple of years, so what to do then? Is there a plan for habitats in space, or the only other thing I can think of that would use up so much capacity is solar sats, which Musk has rubbished in the past.

    (I know there is a plan for point-to-point on the earth surface, but even with the tech, I can't see the economics working compared with aircraft).

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  12. Exciting! What a stupid time for me to be in my 60's, this is the sort of thing I was expecting to work in when I grew up, as a child during the Apollo program.

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