Elon Musk renamed Big Falcon Rocket Starship

Future solid rocket SpaceX, Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), has given a new name. In his personal Twitter account, CEO Elon Musk said that the transport part of the ship, now known as the Big Falcon Spaceship, will henceforth be known as the Starship, while the part with the booster (which was also called Big Fuc*ing Rocket) will be called Super Heavy. Plans to create a 118-meter BFR officially introduced back in September.

Eventually the company hopes to replace the existing rocket, the Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy and Dragon on the “big Falcon”. The ship is developed in the port of Los Angeles and will cost about $ 5 billion. BFR be able to lift up to 100 tons of cargo and carry up to 100 passengers to Mars.

New Starship

SpaceX President Gwynn Shotwell says the company hopes to begin tests of a new missile in late 2019. If all goes according to plan, Musk believes that this will be followed by the first unmanned flight to Mars in 2022 and 2024 and the first flight with people on Board. Mission to flyby the moon with a private passenger on Board is scheduled for 2023. But considering that the Falcon Heavy was built almost two times longer than expected, and that only 5% of the resources of SpaceX at present is spent on a Starship, it is unlikely the company will have a set period of time.

As noted by the Twitter users to call BFS “star ship” is technically inaccurate, if the ship is not going in a mission to another star system. Musk said that later options Starship will be able to do it, although at present the device should be part of the “interplanetary transportation system” able to travel “anywhere in the Solar system”.

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