Starship is the future of space transportation and its payload capacity will play a key role in space exploration, however, Elon Musk and Twitter users now began to discuss how many trips it will have to make a city on Mars.
Twitter user Mathias Fons shared a post that Space has launched over 1000 metric tons worth of payload into different orbits. Meanwhile, the upcoming Starship could take up to 100+ tons in one mission.
Also reminded us of Elon’s past statement that we gonna need at least 1 million tons of cargo to build a self-sustaining city on Mars.
Elon replied that Starship could take “Probably more”, as Starship has 18 meters of payload height, 9 meters of payload fairing diameter, 1100 meters of cube payload volume, and 100+ tons of useful mass.
The scientific or technological instrument carried on board a satellite for a specific purpose is termed a payload.
On the other hand, Twitter users are making their own approach on this matter. Check them below.
Brent Feher wrote that “Starship need to make around 10,000 trips to build a color on Mars.”
Kyle wrote: “10k launches wild. Gonna be a minute haha”
Alec Allen wrote “And it’s fully reusable? This will change everything”
Victoria wrote: Exponentially increasing space payload is visibly promising for the Mars mission. They are parabolic movements”
There are a lot of responses that you may wanna read, use the thread below.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 5, 2023