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SpaceX, Starlink, Starship -

KEYย POINTS Elon Muskโ€™s SpaceX revealed new details about plans for the next-generation of satellites in its Starlink internet system in federal filings on Wednesday. The company intends to use its massive Starship rocket as the primary vehicle to deliver the spacecraft to orbit. SpaceX says the Gen2 Starlink satellites are heavier and โ€œwill be somewhat larger and generate more power than originallyโ€ designed. and generate more power than originallyโ€ designed. Elon Muskโ€™sย SpaceX revealed new details about plans for the next-generation of satellites in its Starlink internet system in federal filings on Wednesday, including that the company intends to use its...

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ย  ย  ย  Hours after SpaceX outfitted the first orbital Starship prototype with all six of its Raptor engines, the company has installed the vehicleโ€™s nose section, effectively completing its basic structure. At the same time as teams are now working around the clock to weld Starship S20โ€™s nose and tank sections together, SpaceX attached the first orbital-class Super Heavy โ€“ Booster 4 (B4) โ€“ to a massive crane that lives at the launch pad. Around 3pm CDT (UTC-5), after allowing a minor storm to pass through the area, Super Heavy B4 lifted free from its transport stand, raised 30-40...

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lunar, refueling, starship -

ย  ย  Speaker: Jeff Greenblatt, Founder and CEO at Emerging Futures, LLC Presentation Info: Refueling Starship with methane/oxygen propellant on the lunar surface using polar volatiles As the evidence for water in the lunar polar crater regions has accumulated, exploration and business plans have moved to embrace water ice mining as an important early activity on the Moon, providing hydrogen/oxygen propellant for return missions and surface operations, life support, radiation shielding and consumables for industrial processes. However, absent from most analysis but clearly present in the LCROSS/LAMP impactor measurements at Cabeus crater were other volatiles besides water, including carbon-, nitrogen-,...

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mars, raptors, starship -

HOW MANY ROCKET ENGINESย does it take to build aย city on Mars? Somewhere around 9,000 per year, according toย Elon Musk. On July 10, the SpaceX CEO outlinedย on Twitterย how his company plans to increase production of the Raptor. ย  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: โ€œRoughly 800 to 1000 per year. Thatโ€™s about whatโ€™s needed over ten years to create the fleet to build a self-sustaining city on...

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