Author Topic: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - DISCUSSION THREAD  (Read 230131 times)

Online guckyfan

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I keep the livestream open most of the time. But nothing on. I saw only the opening ceremony and the panel with the heads of space agencies. Tweets show there are a number of events going on but no live streaming.

Never mind as long as we can see Elon Musks presentation, but still disappointing.


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Steve Jurvetson:

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See @ElonMusk's Interplanetary Transport System unveil live in 1 hr: spacex.com/mars
I loved the sneak peek last week.

https://twitter.com/dfjsteve/status/780818738765402112

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The veloenvivo.com "live" feed linked from the main www.aic2016.org site is getting a "509 Bandwidth Limit Exceeded" error.   Is this the feed that is also supplying Livestream?

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Steve Jurvetson:

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Mars Boosters
See @ElonMusk's Interplanetary Transport System unveil live in 1 hr: spacex.com/mars
I loved the sneak peek last week.

https://twitter.com/dfjsteve/status/780818738765402112

If Steve is just last week getting a sneak peek that does not make me too hopeful that there is much current progress.

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The veloenvivo.com "live" feed linked from the main www.aic2016.org site is getting a "509 Bandwidth Limit Exceeded" error.   Is this the feed that is also supplying Livestream?

Ross.
SpaceX is also live streaming on Youtube: . Well, it has a countdown at least....

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Steve Jurvetson:

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Mars Boosters
See @ElonMusk's Interplanetary Transport System unveil live in 1 hr: spacex.com/mars
I loved the sneak peek last week.

https://twitter.com/dfjsteve/status/780818738765402112

He should hurry up and get in line, don't want to be left out without a seat...
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Look for this guy asking overly technical questions today.

Looking forward to all those questions!! Glad that you're there.
« Last Edit: 09/27/2016 05:47 PM by pobermanns »

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Just saw this posted to You Tube, not sure if this is the correct place for it, if not mods feel free to move or delete it.


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Just saw this posted to You Tube, not sure if this is the correct place for it, if not mods feel free to move or delete it.



The architecture is just as predicted by many (including myself) on this forum.  :)

 - "MCT" is second stage
 - LEO refueling using MCT tanker variant
 - Sideways reentry at Mars (not Dragon shape)
 - Land the whole thing

Landing the BFR on the launch mount is a surprise  :o
« Last Edit: 09/27/2016 05:52 PM by Lars-J »

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BFR lands back on the launch mount!!!
Prepare for all expectations to be blown away.
« Last Edit: 09/27/2016 05:52 PM by AncientU »
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I am so excited, I don't think I've been this excited (about spaceflight) since the Apollo moon landings. Before Elon's Mars commitments I was beginning to think that I would never see people walking on Mars in my lifetime (I'm 68 in a few weeks), but this gives me real hope.
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42 Raptors in first stage and 7 in second.

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The end of the video was amazing. All that coolness, then drop the big one right in the final seconds!

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That Mars landing look completely unrealistic.  One hell of a vision though  :o

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39-A!!

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42 Raptors in first stage and 7 in second.

Including three smaller ones in the middle.
« Last Edit: 09/27/2016 05:57 PM by Lars-J »

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42 Raptors in first stage and 7 in second.

Including three smaller ones in the middle.

Probably Mars atmosphere pressure optimized instead of vacuum optimized.

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If all we got today was that video it would be enough for years of discussion.

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Chris B, as Elon is talking later it'd be 'fun' if you post which of the live updates previously made you fall off your chair?!  :)

Here's the fun thing. What I saw was last year and preliminary. If that was enough to make me fall off my sofa (it was a sofa, I remember falling off it as I was checking the e-mail on my phone and opening the attachment - then on my arse I fell) then goodness knows what today's going to be like, with an hour of Elon talking about it, likely showing videos and slides and stuff.

I'm going to be busy drafting an article as this happens, but I might do this face ";D" on key words, like if he says "tanker".

Video said Tanker, so that counts! ;D

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42 SL raptors. 127,800 kN of lift off thrust (3042 kN per engine).
6 vac raptors + 3 SL raptors on the spaceship. 200kw of solar power.
28,000ms interplanetary coast speed.
2+ launch mission profile.
Booster + Spaceship launch, spaceship in parking orbit.
Booster + tanker launch, rendezvous and refuel before starting for Mars. Repeat until full.
All parts of the mission are re-usable.
 
« Last Edit: 09/27/2016 06:01 PM by Dante80 »

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