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[ Edit: There is a thread for the Reddit AMA Follow-Up on Oct. 14, 2017 ]


Elon Musk will be giving a presentation to update his plans for a Mars vehicle architecture.

Date: September 29, 2017
Time: 04:30 UTC (2:00 pm Local, 5:30 am in England, 12:30 am EDT, 09:30 pm PDT on the 28th)
Location: IAC 2017 in Adelaide, Australia

Streaming Information:
The presentation will be streamed by SpaceX.



Quote
Tweet from Elon Musk:
Major improvements & some unexpected applications to be unveiled on Friday at @IAC2017 in Australia


NSF Articles Of High Relevance:

 [March. 7, 2014] SpaceX advances drive for Mars rocket via Raptor power
 [Aug. 29, 2014] Battle of the Heavyweight Rockets SLS could face Exploration Class rival
 [Sept. 27, 2016]SpaceX reveals ITS Mars game changer via colonization plan
 [Jul. 24, 2017] Includes Subscale BFR on 39A

 Major NSF L2 Resources:

 L2 Level: Evaluations And Renderings - Thread 2 (Includes link to Thread 1)
 ITS Cargo Modules AIAA - by the Author
 Rocket and Spacecraft Traj Sim
 The Evolution of the Interplanetary Transport System Overview
 SpaceX McGregor, includes Raptor Testing and photos
 Master All SpaceX Pads Updates, Photos and Status, including for BFR


NSF Public Threads:
 
   Discussion before the 2017 presentation:

      IAC 2017 -- ITS v0.2
      9m ITS Development Updates and Discussion Thread

   
   Discussion after the 2016 presentation:
 
      ITS Propulsion The evolution of the SpaceX Raptor engine
      ITS Development Updates and Discussion Thread


Elon's presentation at IAC 2016:



SpaceX: ITS Video from 2016:


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LIVE Webcast:



Transcript is up at http://shitelonsays.com/transcript/making-life-multiplanetary-elon-musk-adelaide-iac-2017-09-29

Corrections, however trivial, are welcome.  PM me or join the site and make them yourself.

~Kirk
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This will be like a launch. This will be update only.
Discussion will be here:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=43035.new#new

Then a new thread for discussion after the event.

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So.....a Moon Base is part of this update. Notice we get to see the crane egress we've all been assuming since IAC 2016.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BZm88uhg1yN/

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Mars City:

Opposite of Earth. Dawn and dusk sky are blue on Mars and day sky is red.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BZm88uhg1yN/

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Webcast is live. Remember, updates only. I don't mind us doubling up on screenshots as it's better than missing one.



Everything else in the discussion thread.

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Here we go.  Introductions.

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And Elon is being introduced (again) by a former massive rival.

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Elon:

Fundamentally, future more exciting if we're a multi-planet species.  You want to be inspired.

You want to think that the future is going to be better than than past.

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Searching for right name.  Code name is BFR.

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Re: Elon Musk Presentation, IAC 2017 - Sep. 29, 2017 (0430 UTC)
« Reply #11 on: 09/29/2017 04:41 AM »
He thinks they've figured out how to pay for it.  "That's very important."

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Re: Elon Musk Presentation, IAC 2017 - Sep. 29, 2017 (0430 UTC)
« Reply #12 on: 09/29/2017 04:41 AM »
Back to the BFR "code name", not a final name :)
Starting out with the "why" of spacefaring.
Emphasis on "how do we get there".
Opening slide is a landing on Mars.
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Re: Elon Musk Presentation, IAC 2017 - Sep. 29, 2017 (0430 UTC)
« Reply #13 on: 09/29/2017 04:42 AM »
How to pay for it....

Smaller vehicle.  Sub-scale BRF confirmed. 

Small BRF can do "greater Earth orbit activity."

We want to make F9 and FH and Dragon redundant.

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Re: Elon Musk Presentation, IAC 2017 - Sep. 29, 2017 (0430 UTC)
« Reply #14 on: 09/29/2017 04:42 AM »
Wow.  Clearly stated - ITSy will replace F9/FH
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Re: Elon Musk Presentation, IAC 2017 - Sep. 29, 2017 (0430 UTC)
« Reply #15 on: 09/29/2017 04:42 AM »
If they can make F9, FH, and Dragon redundant, all resources can be applied to sub-scale BFR.

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"Now we think we've worked out how to pay for it. A smaller vehicle. One that can do everything. Replace F9, FH and Dragon"


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Re: Elon Musk Presentation, IAC 2017 - Sep. 29, 2017 (0430 UTC)
« Reply #18 on: 09/29/2017 04:43 AM »
BFR cryo tank successfully tested to design specs... and tested to failure.
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