Elon Musk Unveils Updated SpaceX Mars Rocket Designs for Future Missions
Today, Elon Musk Unveils Updated SpaceX Mars Rocket Designs for Future Missions, SpaceX’s CEO Elon Musk gave an update on the design of SpaceX’s future massive rockets, The Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), during an event announcing the first passenger who will fly on the vehicle.
The rocket’s capability has changed from the previous Rockets. Elon Musk said that once the rocket is complete it will be able to carry up to 100 tons of payload all the way to Mars and back if the rocket gets refueled in orbit on it way. He also showed off a simulation of how the vehicle will land on the surface of Mars. “I can’t wait,” “I’m super fired up about this. This is amazing.” Musk said at the event.
The Big Falcon Rocket(BFR) will play a key role in future SpaceX Missions to sending humans to the Moon and Mars. In its final form, it will be a gigantic rocket with massive capacity and range, reaching a height of nearly 387 feet or the size of a 40-story building. It will also be powered by 31 main Raptor engines, a new SpaceX design that can provide a combined 5,400 tons of thrust.
Overall, the Big Falcon Rocket(BFR) is a combination of a giant rocket booster and a massive cargo spaceship that will help SpaceX for its Futuristic Missions on Mars and Moon and can hold up to 100 passengers comfortably in it with cargo. Both pieces are meant to do powered landings, meaning they use their engines to lower down the surface of Earth — or other worlds. Its Landing will be similar to its Falcon 9 rockets right now. Elon Musk also claimed that the vehicle could go all over the Solar System for any required mission in the future.
“If you have propellant depot on Mars, you’ll be able to get from Mars to the asteroid belt to the moons of Jupiter and kind of like a planet moon-hop all the way to the outer Solar System,” he said. “BFR is intended as an interplanetary transport system capable of getting from Earth to anywhere in the Solar System.”
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