Future launch reveals that astronauts should wait six months in orbit earlier than the spacecraft is absolutely refueled to be able to fly to the moon.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is ready to take individuals to the moon utilizing a refueling Starship spacecraft. On the identical time, Musk nonetheless doesn’t know precisely what number of launches should be made to produce the starship with the required quantity of gasoline.
Blue Origin just lately mentioned it may take as much as 16 SpaceX launches to the moon. Musk responded: “16 flights isn’t attainable. Starship is payload [около] 150 tons, that’s, a most of 8 to fill 1200 tons of lunar tanks.
Nonetheless, though it’s a 16-ship plane, this isn’t an issue. SpaceX has accomplished greater than 16 orbital flights within the first half of 2021 and has reached greater than 20 instances with ISS. That is harder than docking with our personal ship.
On the identical time, the launch of the Starship and the enormous tremendous heavy rocket is a a lot larger occasion than the common Balkan 9 launches. The primary section of the Falcon 9 has 9 Merlin engines. The Tremendous Heavy Rocket, which can be used as the primary section of SpaceX, will use 29 very highly effective raptor engines.