I got a question about storing kerosene in a zero-G environment for extended period of time. Have any experiment been done to find if the kerosene is usable after several months in Zero-G?
To answer the question you meant to ask.. yes, kero is space storable.
I would assume that the 11 tonnes surface payload (from only 14.5 tonnes in orbit) would include the wet-mass of the descent stage. Otherwise such a high payload mass fraction (75%) is unrealistic. I think the current state-of-the-art (MSL) is less than 30%.There is also the problem of constrained PLF size on the Falcon Heavy. If the same ballistic-coefficient at aero-entry as MSL were assumed, then an aeroshell with a diameter of at least 9 meters would be required. The current Falcon Heavy PLF is only 5.2m in diameter.- Mike
"There is no question that this plan involves considerable risk, and a variety of missions, technology developments and testing programs in advance might reduce that risk. But if we try to do even a significant fraction before committing to the mission, we will never get to Mars. [..] If we want to reduce risk to human life, there are vastly more effective ways of doing so than by spending $10 billion per year for the next two or three decades on a human spaceflight program mired in low Earth orbit."