Hence my estimation that we should add at least a year to the regularization of Starship.
Starshipís max launch rate may not be 50-100 per year like F9 but thousands or tens of thousands, and it may take decades to get there.
Quote from: Robotbeat on 07/26/2022 04:09 pmStarshipís max launch rate may not be 50-100 per year like F9 but thousands or tens of thousands, and it may take decades to get there.Which will require quite a lot of things to change besides Starship itself - licensing, ranges, air traffic control, ...10k/year means 2 launches per daylight-hour.
#SpaceX's #Falcon9 & #FalconHeavy flightworthy boosters as of Aug 4, 2022
Statistics of #SpaceX's #Falcon9 & #FalconHeavy booster missions as of Aug 4, 2022
None of that is blocked by technology. There is a hill I can climb where I can overlook Chicago and O'Hare and see 30+ aircraft in the sky at one time. All in close proximity, all moving in different directions. All under control. 1.15 launches per hour is nothing for ground control to manage. At that frequency launch corridors will be established. Launches won't be rare events.
Would it be possible to use the catching arms in Florida to catch Falcon boosters?
twitter.com/spacex/status/1568773631211360257QuoteFalcon 9ís first stage has landed on the A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship Ė completing SpaceXís first 14th flight of a first stage boosterhttps://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1568788727014752257QuoteNo obvious limit to rocket reflight so far
Falcon 9ís first stage has landed on the A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship Ė completing SpaceXís first 14th flight of a first stage booster
No obvious limit to rocket reflight so far
Late night crew watching thought:What can be done to reduce hatch closing to launch time? Two hours on the tarmac isn’t fun.
Ochinero: F9 booster is capable of "way more" than 10 flights each; up to 15 now, but will see based on market conditions if we want to take effort to increase certification to 20 flights.