SpaceX Catching Starship and Booster for Ten Times the Launch Rate

Elon Musk has shared SpaceX simulations of the catching of the SpaceX Starship and booster. Being able to make the Mechazilla SpaceX catch system will enable SpaceX to a launch, land and relaunch three times a day. A normal landing, maintenance, craning the booster and starship onto crawlers and moving 1 mph via crawler would …

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SpaceX Pushing Ahead With Bigger, Faster Starlink and Bigger Starship

SpaceX notified the FCC SpaceX that Starship could be ready to launch Starlink Gen2 System satellites as early as March, 2022. The FCC notification is that SpaceX will focus on the configuration of 12000 generation 1 satellites that will work best with 30,000 generation 2 satellite. Previously, SpaceX was hedging its bets and had a …

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Elon Musk Interviewed by Lex Friedman on Mars, Tesla FSD and Teslabot

Elon Musk had a 2.5 hour interview with Lex Friedman where he talked SpaceX Starship, Mars, Tesla FSD and Teslabot. Elon Musk is back to being confident that the Raptor 2 mass production problems will be overcome. There are a lot of unique materials in the Raptor. They created new alloys. It is also a …

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People in NASA Pushing for Leveraging SpaceX Super Heavy Starship

Some researchers in NASA have written a paper that finally is pushing for NASA to take advantage of the SpaceX Super Heavy Starship. An appreciation of Starship’s capabilities is important for understanding how and why this vehicle can provide unprecedented opportunities for the planetary science community to fly payloads to the Moon and Mars, thus …

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Elon Updates for Cybertruck, Neuralink and SpaceX Starship

Tesla CEO Elon Musk in an interview with WSJ’s Joanna Stern at the CEO Council Summit. The main highlights: Elon Musk does not know about anything special happening on December 9, 2021 The Cybertruck will be Tesla’s best product ever. It will have many new technological advances. It will be in volume production in 2023. …

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27th Successful SpaceX Launch for 2021

SpaceX had another successful launch which is their 27th launch of 2021. The Falcon 9 first stage booster supporting this mission previously launched GPS III-3, Turksat 5A, Transporter-2, and five Starlink missions. Following stage separation, SpaceX will land Falcon 9’s first stage on the A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship, which will be stationed in the …

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Elon Says SpaceX Risks Bankruptcy Without a Raptor Engine Solution

Elon Musk emailed SpaceX employees that there is a crisis in Starship Raptor engine production. SpaceX could face a ‘genuine risk of bankruptcy’ if they cannot achieve Starship flight rate of once every two weeks in 2022. Elon emailed: Unfortunately, the Raptor production crisis is much worse than it had seemed a few weeks ago. …

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