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SpaceX wants from 2018 a mission to Mars every two years
SpaceX has given more details about its plans for missions to Mars. So wants to start launch the aerospace company in 2018, only to send a supply rocket about every two years.
The most important of these regular space missions is to set up a space corridor for freight transport. That said CEO Elon Musk in an interview with The Washington Post. He explains that there is regular supply in sending people to Mars is necessary. The most favorable moment for a launch occurs, however, once every two years before, wherein there is a so-called Hohmann transfer can be performed.
By every two years, starting in 2018, to carry out missions to Mars SpaceX will then find a reliable way to send supplies to Mars. Musk describes the regularity of the missions “like a train leaving the station.” Furthermore, there are two 2020 launches on the schedule; twice there will be a Dragon capsule skyrocketed with a Falcon Heavy rocket and companies can register to get a spot. Among other companies and organizations who want to do experiments on Mars qualify.
In 2022 should be launched so-called Mars Colonial Transporter; a capsule in which people can be transported. Although the launch in 2022 will still take place without astronauts on the launch in 2024 should be people aboard. Who must spend or six months in the capsule. Furthermore Musk plans to provide more details at a conference in September on the upcoming launches.
It should SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket still testing. Later this year, the first launches are expected. Previously, the company achieved all success through its Falcon 9 rocket repeatedly after launch to land again.
Rather let SpaceX already know the need to send a rocket to Mars in 2018, and eventually send a manned mission to colonization. However, many details were not yet disclosed the plans.
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