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TechnologyElon Musk says a 'radical change' is coming to SpaceX's monster Mars rocket design

22:40  18 november  2018
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This evening, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk gave an update on the design of SpaceX ’ s future massive rocket , the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), during an The rocket ’s capability has changed . Musk claims that once the rocket is complete, it will be able to take up to 100 tons of payload all the way to Mars .

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Elon Musk says a 'radical change' is coming to SpaceX's monster Mars rocket design© AP

In a tweet, Saturday, SpaceX founder Elon Musk announced that "radical change" was coming to the design of the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), that is being made in an attempt to go to Mars.

Musk left out any specifics of his plan, simply announcing that "SpaceX is no longer planning to upgrade Falcon 9 second stage for reusability" and would be "Accelerating BFR instead." Musk called the new design "very exciting" and "delightfully counter-intuitive."

Earlier in November, Musk announced that "Falcon 9 second stage will be upgraded to be like a mini-BFR Ship," to test components for the BFR. His latest tweet indicates that the company is fully leaning into this plan, and is abandoning previously reported plans to upgrade the Falcon 9 second stage so that it could be re-used.

How SpaceX's huge spaceship has changed

  How SpaceX's huge spaceship has changed The Big Falcon Rocket system underwent a growth spurt since it was unveiled in 2017.The reusable rocket-spaceship duo will stand 387 feet (118 meters) tall at launch, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said Monday (Sept. 17) during a webcast event at the company's headquarters in Hawthorne, California. That's 11 percent taller than the previous design iteration, which the billionaire entrepreneur laid out in September 2017.

SpaceX ' s massive "BFR" transportation system, which may start flying astronauts to Mars as early as 2024, could also transport passengers to anyplace on Earth A giant spaceship designed to fly people to Mars could also revolutionize travel on Earth, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced today (Sept.

Today, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said he hopes to finance his plans to colonize Mars by making SpaceX ’ s entire fleet of vehicles — the Falcon 9, the Falcon Heavy, and the Dragon Last year at the same conference, Musk unveiled the combo rocket -and-spaceship’s design , which included 42 main

In September, Musk announced that Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire and art collector would be the first passenger of the BFR. Along with eight artists, Maezaqa intends to complete a week-long mission called "#dearMoon."

The mission would kick off the larger plan for BFR, which is to eventually make it to Mars and assist in its colonization. Musk says he wants to launch an unmanned mission to Mars by 2022, and a manned mission by 2024.

Previously, designs for the BFR included a 180-feet tall spaceship atop of a 230-foot-tall rocket booster that promised to lift up to 150 tons of cargo and ferry as many as 100 passengers to Mars. It's unclear how much of this is set to change under Musk's reported redesign.

The news is consistent with previous reports that many SpaceX resources would be re-allocated towards the BFR by the end of 2019.

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