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HOW MANY ROCKET ENGINES does it take to build a city on Mars? Somewhere around 9,000 per year, according to Elon Musk. On July 10, the SpaceX CEO outlined on Twitter how his company plans to increase production of the Raptor.   The rocket engine is designed for use with the Starship, a fully-reusable stainless steel ship intended to send the first humans to Mars. In response to a question about how many Raptors SpaceX aims to produce per year, Musk tweeted: “Roughly 800 to 1000 per year. That’s about what’s needed over ten years to create the fleet to build a self-sustaining city on...

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SpaceX's Starship is set for a powerful upgrade. Here's what you need to know.   THE RAPTOR, SPACEX’S ROCKET ENGINE designed to send humans to Mars and beyond, is getting a sequel. Last week, CEO Elon Musk wrote on Twitter that the company plans to build an engine known as “Raptor 2.” This would be a more powerful version of the Raptor engine, currently being used for the under-development Starship vehicle. SPACEX STARSHIP: WHAT IS RAPTOR 2? It’s a more powerful, tweaked version of the existing Raptor engine.   This engine has been used for test flights with Starship prototype models, the most recent of...

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