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TESLARATI 19 Jul 17
SpaceX skipping Red Dragon for “vastly bigger ships” on Mars
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Andrew Fontaine 21 Jul 17
Replying to @Teslarati @elonmusk
Should we expect you at IAC 2017 in Adelaide then?
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Elon Musk 21 Jul 17
Replying to @andygen21 @Teslarati
Yes, I postponed publishing in order to present the updated interplanetary rocket & spaceship design in Adelaide. Will be on the final day.
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Erik Cleven 22 Jul 17
Could you maybe throw a bone for the SpaceX Reddit to chew on for a few months? Like- 15%, 25% smaller? New payload cap? Any small update?
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Elon Musk
A 9m diameter vehicle fits in our existing factories ...
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Just A. Tinker 22 Jul 17
THAT is a number we can sink our teeth into! But how would you move a 30 foot diameter vehicle to the launch sites? By road to a sea port?
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Just A. Tinker 22 Jul 17
Elon would have to do some serious roadwork to get a 9 meter diameter rocket stage to the beach from 's factory in Hawthorne L.A.
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Gary Bleck 📎 22 Jul 17
It could just do a sub orbital hop. 😀
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Just Read The Instructions 22 Jul 17
Will this replace Falcon all together?
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Dragon 22 Jul 17
Reddit speculation says quite likely. Already cheaper than a F9 launch, and fully reusable, not to mention the insanely low per kg cost.
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Erik Cleven 22 Jul 17
Interesting, that should keep us busy! Hopefully you guys can take the revenue & knowledge learned from this to build the big one someday
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Tim 22 Jul 17
So a 25% narrower vehicle at first. I take it the first stage will probs have about 24 engines instead of 42 based on change in base area.
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Just A. Tinker 22 Jul 17
21 engines would fit perfectly. Just remove the outer ring from the original design.
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Tristan 22 Jul 17
That's what I call a bone thrown! well done !
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