Originally posted by twhiteheadThe spec says 54 metric tons to leo. what about geo?
And we are all waiting patiently for Falcon Heavy. Potentially three first stage landings and a second stage landing.
They have up to four Falcon 9 launches booked for June. I wonder if they'll manage that pace.
The recent launch would normally go on a falcon heavy to allow recovery, but they are not quite ready with the development. Send three time ...[text shortened]... ny boosters so as to get back your boosters. Interesting economy, but worth it in the long term.
Originally posted by sonhouseWikipedia says 63.8 tons to leo and 26.7 to geo. But given that it has never launched before, we won't know for sure till its in service.
The spec says 54 metric tons to leo. what about geo?
Originally posted by twhiteheadHeavy still won't equal the thrust of the old Saturn V. My guess however, is it will still lift more because of decades of improvements in material sciences like lighter struts, skins of carbon fiber and more efficient engines. Could be wrong though. BTW, take a look at my post 'Writing in E prime'. Do you do that? It was written today by my son in law Gandhi, Phd in statistical physics. He talks about the clarity of Einsteins papers v Boltzman who had fundamental advances but took decades for scientists to suss out what he was saying because his writing was so dense. Writing without 'to be' and such.
Wikipedia says 63.8 tons to leo and 26.7 to geo. But given that it has never launched before, we won't know for sure till its in service.
The falcon 9 has improved over time originally being capable of only 4,850 kg (10,690 lb) to geo but now (according to Wikipedia) capable of 8,300 kg (18,300 lb)
Given that the recent launch Inmarsat 5 was listed as 1 ...[text shortened]... n Heavy.
Originally posted by sonhouseAccording to one SpaceX, Saturn V could lift two and half times as much mass.
Heavy still won't equal the thrust of the old Saturn V. My guess however, is it will still lift more because of decades of improvements in material sciences like lighter struts, skins of carbon fiber and more efficient engines.
Originally posted by ogbHi and welcome to RHP. I see you have one game started. How long have you played chess? Where do you live? Don't need street address, just wondered what part of the world you inhabit.
I want to book a flight.who do I call? Can I use my Amazon rewards card?
Originally posted by sonhouseSpaceX has booked two private citizens for a trip around the moon. So, yes they have booked a flight, they just haven't yet carried out the flight yet.
You know people are booking flights to space now? All you need is 20 million bucks or thereabouts. No civilians have done it as up yet. Test pilots and such only so far, I am talking about civilian companies like SpaceX.
Originally posted by DeepThoughtAmazon does not just sell books. Presumably though he was only hoping to get a discount on his space flight.
You must have bought a hell of a lot of books if you've saved up enough reward points to get into space!
Originally posted by apathistNASA would do well to stop all of their own rocket development efforts and hire it out to private companies. Admittedly they are already doing so to some degree.
I guess nasa will continue to send out robots, but space travel is private enterprise now.