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It happened! Elon Musk gave up on a New Design Spacecraft for Lunar Mission!



It happened! Elon Musk gave up on a New Design Spacecraft for Lunar Mission!
Huge thanks to:
Evan Karen: https://www.youtube.com/c/EvanKaren
ErcX: https://www.youtube.com/c/ErcXSpace
TijnM: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDA8yz_nQY-0Uxd96-qxYjA
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Twenty years after its founding, Elon Musk’s SpaceX has been at the top of the rocket industry’s glory. This success is a result of owning the most powerful broomsticks in the United States:
Firstly, Falcon 9 is the most launched among U.S. rockets. It is also the only U.S. rocket certified for transporting humans to the International Space Station.
Next is Falcon Heavy with the highest payload capacity of any currently operational launch vehicle.
And Dragon, the only U.S. Spacecraft that can put people into orbit.
Definitely, you can’t say about the Starship, the tallest and most powerful fully reusable launch vehicle ever built.
Is that all Musk’s monsters?
I guess very few of you know another impressive name: Dragon XL.
SpaceX has been awarded a contract to deliver cargo to lunar orbit, and the spacecraft they’re planning to use is a new variant of the Dragon – The Dragon XL is radically different from other members of the family, it’s not designed for atmospheric reentry or landing. It should be able to transport 5 tons of cargo to the Lunar Gateway as part of the Artemis program.
Unfortunately, in fact, Elon Musk gave up on this New Design Spacecraft for Nasa Lunar Mission!
How is it designed and working?
What exactly happened to this ill-fated spacecraft?
Let’s expose everything about this in today’s episode of the Alpha Tech channel:

In March 2020, NASA announced that it had selected SpaceX to deliver the bulk of pressurized and unpressurized cargo, experiments, and other supplies to the Gateway, which will be assembled in an elliptical, or egg-shaped, orbit around the moon. That would be needed to crew live and operate a proposed “Gateway” lunar space station for the first several years of its existence.
It happened! Elon Musk gave up on a New Design Spacecraft for Lunar Mission!

4 Comments

  1. Starship is an Elon micromanaged sideshow to Dragon/Falcon. I expect nothing of actual use to come out of that program in the next 5 years. So it's no wonder that there's parallel solutions being developed. Unfortunately he's burning so much money in Texas that it's probably at the expense of everything else.

  2. Alles sehr schön. Aber zuerst zusammen die Nummern 10 und 1. Eine emprutt.ONLINE Brünette und eine anderew Blondine. Es wäre unfair, wenn ich 4 wählen würde