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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #100 on: 09/27/2016 07:53 PM »
Next steps - We're intentionally fuzzy at this point

Hopefully to complete first spaceship in four years.

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #101 on: 09/27/2016 07:53 PM »
Did he just admit he's designed a SSTO?

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #103 on: 09/27/2016 07:54 PM »
New York to Tokyo in 25 minutes.

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #104 on: 09/27/2016 07:54 PM »
Actually talking about point-to-point transit here on Earth. Maximum time 45 minutes to anywhere on Earth, to a floating platform. 25 minutes New York to Tokyo. Not that it's a plan per se, but it's a possibility...

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #105 on: 09/27/2016 07:56 PM »
Try to send something every opposition. Steady cadence.

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #107 on: 09/27/2016 07:57 PM »
Raptor all up firing. Thanks to the Raptor team.

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #108 on: 09/27/2016 07:58 PM »
Video of Raptor test firing - about 9 seconds by my count.

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #109 on: 09/27/2016 08:00 PM »
Really hard to make carbon fibre structures with these requirements.

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #110 on: 09/27/2016 08:01 PM »
Holy crap! They've built a LOX tank for the spacecraft.

Tested with cryo LOX already

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #112 on: 09/27/2016 08:02 PM »
Beyond Mars.

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #114 on: 09/27/2016 08:02 PM »
Establishing a propellant depot in the asteroid belt.

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #115 on: 09/27/2016 08:03 PM »
Picture of landed on Enceladus.

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Now talking about prop depots at Mars, a Jupiter Moon, asteroids. Allowing for....Oh my:

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #117 on: 09/27/2016 08:04 PM »
Q/A

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #118 on: 09/27/2016 08:04 PM »
Derek (Helodriver!!) gets the first question

Where will it be built since it's too large to transport by road?

Initial launch from 39-A. Construction of ship and booster will probably be done at some Gulf state regions like Louisiana. Probably construct in multiple states and final assembly in launch site.
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