NASA Artemis & SpaceX 2022
Boca Chica, Starlink & Starship
[TL;DR After ~50 long years humans will set foot on the moon again]
“We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win…” - John F. Kennedy
NASA Artemis Program
Scheduled for launch on August 29th 2022.
Scheduled for launch in May 2024.
Scheduled for launch in 2025.
Scheduled for launch in 2027.
Space Launch System (SLS)
Human Landing System (HLS)
NASA has selected SpaceX Starship for the crewed lunar lander
Artemis Base Camp
These are the engines used in the Falcon 1, Falcon 9, and Falcon Heavy. They use RP-1 (rocket propellant-1) and LOX (liquid oxygen) in an open cycle.
These are the engines that will be used in the Starship. They use CH4(liquid methane) and LOX (liquid oxygen) in a full-flow staged combustion.
Currently Starlink caters to rural areas with V1 and V1.5 satellites launched through Falcon 9 rockets. V2 satellites are currently being developed. They plan on launching these on Starship due to the increased satellite size. These V2 satellites will be able to communicate with each other through lasers and enable coverage in denser regions with greater bandwidth capacity.
Starbase (Boca Chica, Texas)
The most ambitious rocket made in the history of humankind.