Musk has planned the production of thousands of Starship until 2030.
According to Elon musk, by 2050, the colony of people on Mars will be 1 million people. Such results private space company wants to achieve by sending at the same time for 300 people and 300 tons of cargo into orbit for thirty days in a row every 26 months. After the successful test of Crew Dragon Musk said that the launch of the SpaceX crew of NASA will take place in the second quarter of 2020, reports habr.com.
“To deliver megatons a year in orbit is necessary in order to make life interplanetary,” said Musk on Twitter last week. In the next post, he assured that producing 100 ships Starship in the year, his company will be able to reach a thousand units by 2030. The founder of SpaceX said that every 26 months there is a window of 30 days. During this period, the orbits of Earth and Mars are closest to each other. In each of the thirty days the company will launch three more ships.
So 666 flights of starship per year 😉 I like your style 🤘that’s almost two flights a day, think that’s feasible?
— Everyday Astronaut (@Erdayastronaut) 17 stycznia 2020
Elon Musk announced that in the first years of colonization of the red planet will be jobs. Ready to go to Mars will be provided the loan for the flight. This entrepreneur intends to use a portion of the profits from sales of the Tesla. According to the head of Spacex, candidates will have a lowered health requirements.
The lifetime of ships Starship will be from 20 to 30 years, says SpaceX. Elon Musk estimates the cost of a single flight such a ship in the $2 million provided that the use of reusable components.
Hear from NASA astronauts @AstroBehnken and @Astro_Doug on how they feel after @SpaceX”s In-Flight Abort Test ⬇this
They’ll be the first to fly on the second #CrewDragon mission to the @Space_Station! 🐉 pic.twitter.com/jMGnvsvme9
— NASA Commercial Crew (@Commercial_Crew) 19 stycznia 2020
January 19, Elon Musk announced SpaceX’s first launch with the participation of NASA astronauts. The mission received the name of Demo-2. Launch date is scheduled for the period from April to June of this year. “We are confident that the equipment will be ready in the first quarter, probably in February, but not later than March,” — said the businessman. Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on the ISS will deliver the Dragon capsule Crew. NASA, SpaceX ready to pay $55 million for each astronaut delivered. The Agency has invested in the development of the Crew Dragon $3.1 billion.
Previously, SpaceX has successfully tested a system emergency rescue capsule spacecraft Crew Dragon. The company simulated signal the destruction of the launch vehicle, the Falcon 9 at the time of going to space. The extra separated from the carrier capsules. After that, the Falcon 9 began to break down and exploded. With eight full-time engine Crew Dragon could get to a safe distance from the launch vehicle. Disconnecting the cargo Bay, the capsule safely down in the Atlantic ocean on the opened parachute. The tests took place without the participation of the crew — pilot’s seat was occupied by mannequins. They were equipped with sensors to register accelerations. The company has developed a Crew Dragon for 6 years.
In November last year passed a ground test prototype of a spaceship — Starship Mk1. The rocket exploded at the maximum filling of cryogenic liquid fuel tanks of methane and oxygen. SpaceX said that the test was a deliberate increase in pressure in the system to the limit. Elon Musk said that a prototype will not recover and will focus on the development of Starship Mk3.
A week ago a Japanese billionaire Yusaku of Maezawa announced a competition to find a companion to fly to the moon. The Japanese became the first space tourist who paid for a flight on the SpaceX vehicle. In the process of selection of the candidates will be shot documentary film “Lovers of the full moon”. The flight scheduled for 2023 and will last a week.