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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #40 on: 09/27/2016 07:21 PM »
Not an artists impression.

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"It will look almost exactly like that. Video from SpaceX CAD models".

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #42 on: 09/27/2016 07:22 PM »
"Fleet of ships departing enmasse"

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #43 on: 09/27/2016 07:22 PM »
The Mars Colonial Fleet would have hundreds of spacecrafts in orbit that all leave at the same time

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"Mars Colonial Fleet will leave together. A bit like Battlestar Galactica - great show". <---So Say We All!

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #45 on: 09/27/2016 07:24 PM »
"It's quite big"

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"Yeah, it's quite big" - Elon. And Elon says there will be bigger ones in the future!

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100 people a trip, but may expand crew size to 200 - to reduce costs. 10,000 flights planned.

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #48 on: 09/27/2016 07:25 PM »
"Carrying iron foundries to pizza joints"...

100,000  people per trip (of fleet)

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #49 on: 09/27/2016 07:25 PM »
Eventually extending crew cabin to 200 people.


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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #51 on: 09/27/2016 07:26 PM »
The Mars image behind Musk has green regions - terraforming

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #52 on: 09/27/2016 07:26 PM »
Densified deeply-cryogenic propellant. Carbon-fiber primary structure.

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #53 on: 09/27/2016 07:27 PM »
"Challenge to make deep cryo tanks out of carbon fiber " (no liner!)

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #54 on: 09/27/2016 07:27 PM »
Gassify props and use that for pressurization and RCS

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"Carbon Fiber...which is tricky" But don't now need a liner. Prop pressurizes the tank (no naughty COPVs with Helium!)

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #56 on: 09/27/2016 07:28 PM »
Methane and oxygen for control thrusters.

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #57 on: 09/27/2016 07:28 PM »
Spark ignition (no more green flash of TEA-TEB)

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #58 on: 09/27/2016 07:28 PM »
Only need two ingredients instead of five on Falcon 9

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #59 on: 09/27/2016 07:29 PM »
First time the performance bar will exceed the size of the rocket.

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