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Here is even cooler, an update to the SpaceX Starship page apparently just in the last week or so.

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SpaceX’s Starship spacecraft and Super Heavy rocket – collectively referred to as Starship – represent a fully reusable transportation system designed to carry both crew and cargo to Earth orbit, the Moon, Mars and beyond. Starship will be the world’s most powerful launch vehicle ever developed, with the ability to carry up to 150 metric tonnes to Earth orbit reusable, and up to 250 metric tonnes expendable.

For a long time the media has been touting the lower limit of 100 tons to orbit in reusable mode.  The original plan was 100-150+tons with people often attacking that upper limit.  From other things it looks like the reusable 100 tons is to a somewhat higher orbit than the 150 ton LEO but definitely not geosynchronous.

Just to show how these capacities compare to past rocketry:  Skylab 76.5 tons.  The ISS 420 tons.  Skylab in one launch, ISS took many.  Imagine the volume of a 250 tons inflatable ISS module compared to ISS now. 

I would suspect that to really make use of that 250 ton limit they would need a longer Starship to contain the cargo but that had already been talked about.  I wouldn't be surprised if the early refueling missions were with expendables as they will still be working on the landing.  I don't know of any reason they couldn't make the expandable cargo section larger in diameter as well as length.  Other rockets have the upper stage at least partly wider, even Falcon 9 itself.

The 250 tons expendable mode might well be used to launch a nuclear powered rocket in large modules.  Module 1 the engines, multiple modules for propellant.  Life support modules, cargo modules, landers.  Expend the launchers to build a reusable interplanetary manned craft.
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Engineering / Re: Interesting stuff about SpaceX Starship (hate the name)
« Last post by Starfox1701 on Yesterday at 10:07:41 pm »
Cool
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Engineering / Re: Interesting stuff about SpaceX Starship (hate the name)
« Last post by Nemesis on Yesterday at 03:28:04 pm »
Possible 33 engine static fire next week.
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Starfleet Command Models / Re: Looking for missing FoaS_XC models
« Last post by Starfox1701 on February 02, 2023, 07:48:31 pm »
Admirals Log stardate 20230202.76

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Engineering / Re: Interesting stuff about SpaceX Starship (hate the name)
« Last post by Nemesis on January 24, 2023, 01:24:00 pm »
Starship has completed its wet dress rehearsal.  It is going to be destacked for the booster 33 engine static fire.  The destacking allows for Starship to have the crane lift points to be removed and to fill the gaps left with heat tiles. 

If all goes well (no date for static fire) the next big thing should be restacking for launch.   :D
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Engineering / Re: Interesting stuff about SpaceX Starship (hate the name)
« Last post by Nemesis on January 03, 2023, 02:17:45 pm »
SpaceX has completed its first launch of 2023. 
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Ten Forward / Re: Merry Christmas all!
« Last post by Centurus on January 02, 2023, 08:33:38 pm »
Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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Ten Forward / Re: Merry Christmas all!
« Last post by Age on December 28, 2022, 04:17:33 pm »
Hope you all had a Merry Christmas .
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Engineering / Re: Interesting stuff about SpaceX Starship (hate the name)
« Last post by Nemesis on December 28, 2022, 12:24:57 pm »
SpaceX has completed its 60th launch of the year with one more still scheduled. 

61 st launch successful.
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Ten Forward / Re: Merry Christmas all!
« Last post by Javora on December 25, 2022, 05:53:03 pm »
Merry Christmas everyone!
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