SpaceX Starship’s game changing Starlink launch capabilities || Starship on the Moon before 2022


Things are looking pretty good for Elon Musk
and SpaceX, the company he founded back in 2002 with the intent of reinvigorating space
exploration. In the last six months alone, SpaceX has conducted
two successful untethered tests with the SpaceX Starship Hopper, finished work on the first
orbital-class Starship test vehicle and deployed the first batch of its Starlink broadband
internet satellites to space. SpaceX Starship, currently in parallel development
at SpaceX’s South Texas and Florida facilities, is intended to be an all-purpose successor
to, and replacement for, both Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy, with a higher payload capacity
and the ability to reach the Moon and eventually Mars. And at the 70th International Astronautical
Congress, which took place last week in Washington, DC, SpaceX president and Cheif Operations
Officer Gwynne Shotwell outlined plans for its two development, giving her forecast for
when the company will fly people on its next-generation rocket and begin offering internet from its
satellite network. SpaceX has already received more than $1.3
billion this year for its two major ongoing projects. One is building the SpaceX Starship. The other ambitious project is Starlink, a
network of up to 30,000 satellites that will provide global internet coverage. SpaceX is building multiple Starship rockets
at once, as founder Elon Musk has the company on an ambitious timeline to begin launching
Starship regularly and prove that it can be reused easily, like an aircraft. In this video Engineering Today will discuss
SpaceX’s Plans to Land Starship on the Moon within three years, with people soon after. Let’s get into details. Shotwell, speaking at Baron Fund’s annual
investment conference at the Metropolitan Opera House on Friday, 25th October, gave
an update on SpaceX’s goals for Starship. “Aspirationally, we want to get Starship
to orbit within a year,” Shotwell said. “We definitely want to land it on the Moon
before 2022. We want to stage cargo there to make sure
that there are resources for the folks that ultimately land on the Moon by 2024, if things
go well, so that’s the aspirational time frame.” So far, the company has built and tested a
so-called “Starhopper” demonstration vehicle, which consisted of just the base of the vehicle
and one of the Raptor engines it will use for its new SpaceX Starship launch system
and Super Heavy booster. After completing successful low-altitude flights
with that vehicle, SpaceX moved on to assembling its Mk1 and Mk2 Starship test vehicles, which
represent the full scale of the ultimate orbital spacecraft, and which are being built by teams
in Boca Chica, Texas, and Cape Canaveral Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida, respectively. The Mk.1 was unveiled at a press conference
back in September, during the company’s 11th anniversary, where Musk presented the
latest updates on the SpaceX Starship’s design and the company’s proposed timeline. However, much like Musk in his presentation
last month, Shotwell hedged her estimate, saying that “every time I make a prediction
about schedule I turn myself into a liar.” Currently, SpaceX is focused on the final
tests for the Crew Dragon capsule, the next steps for which are to fly two astronauts
to the International Space Station. ‘It’s a critical program for us, as it’s
our first step to flying astronauts,’ Shotwell said. She said SpaceX wants to fly Crew Dragon frequently
so the company can learn as much as it can about flying people safely. While SpaceX has dozens of successful rocket
launches under its belt, it has yet to fly astronauts. The first Crew Dragon flights will go to the
International Space Station – much like the uncrewed test mission SpaceX performed
with the capsule in March – and will be an important step toward its grander ambitions. “Then we’ll put people on Starship and
send them to farther places,” Shotwell said. That’s an ambitious timeline, and as Shotwell
herself repeatedly stated, these are “aspirational” timelines. In the space industry, as well as in tech,
it’s not uncommon for leadership to set aggressive schedules in order to drive the
teams working on projects to work at the limits of what’s actually possible. If this is starting to sound familiar, that’s
probably because it’s entirely like Elon Musk himself to be optimistic with timelines. And while SpaceX has not always met the deadlines
Musk has set in the past, they have managed to deliver on all of their promises – from
the development of reusable first stage rockets and the creation of the Falcon Heavy to the
recovery of payload fairings and the deployment of broadband satellites. And as Shotwell touched on during her onstage
interview at the 2019 IAC, Musk’s ambitious nature is an essential part of their success:
“Elon puts out these incredibly audacious goals and people say ‘You’re not going
to do it, you’ll never get to orbit, you’ll never get a real rocket to orbit, you’ll
never get Heavy to orbit, you’ll never get Dragon to the station, you’ll never get
Dragon back, and you’ll never land a rocket,’. So, frankly, I love when people say we can’t
do it, because it motivates my fantastic 6,500 employees to go do that thing.” Speaking of ambitious, Musk has already stated
that he hopes to conduct high-altitude test flights using the Mk.1 and Mk.2 sometime next
year. After then, SpaceX will be constructing additional
prototypes for launch to Low Earth Orbit and, eventually, crewed test flights. Once complete, SpaceX Starship will be an
immense rocket as SpaceX designed the rocket to carry as many as 100 people. But, more importantly, it will be fully reusable. Shotwell said that SpaceX is applying lessons
learned from landing rockets to ensure the reusability. “If you’re going to take people to other
planets, you can’t wait for a new aerospace industry to develop on the planet before you
can figure out how to land a rocket. You have to figure out how to land, refuel,
and come back,” Shotwell said. SpaceX is already successful at booster recovery,
having recovered 44 boosters from its Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets. But while the booster recoveries have been
a step forward in rocketry, it only represents the bottom portion of the rocket. However, with the SpaceX Starship, it wants
to recover both the Super Heavy booster and the upper part of the rocket. “So we’re not going to waste anything
… all we’ll spend money on is fuel,” Shotwell said. SpaceX Starship will feature in the company’s
plans in more ways than just exploration. Shotwell revealed that SpaceX plans to use
the new rocket to deploy its Starlink network even more quickly than it is already. SpaceX launched the first 60 Starlink satellites
in May, packing them into the top of a Falcon 9 rocket. And, just before the launch, Musk told reporters
that SpaceX has “sufficient capital” to get its Starlink satellite network “to an
operational level.” ‘In the next few weeks, we’re going to
launch another 60 and then get to a cadence of launching 60 every other week to fill out
the constellation,’ Shotwell said, adding that 360 to 400 satellites are needed for
constant connectivity, where the satellites can end up through the ground talking to each
other. Once we get to 1,200 satellites, we will have
coverage of the whole globe”. Once SpaceX is flying Starship regularly,
she said the rocket will be able to launch nearly seven times as many Starlink satellites
at once. Shotwell said that SpaceX Starship can take
400 satellites at a time, speeding up the timeline for the project´s completion. SpaceX Starlink is the preferred project of
investors, generating more than $30 billion annually, and the source of funding for Musk´s
vision of populating Mars. Completing SpaceX Starlink will cost significantly
less than the estimate of $60 billion issued by Morgan Stanley last week, Shotwell reassured
investors. Unlike traditional satellites, SpaceX Starlinks
will have limited lifespans of about five years, Shotwell explained. SpaceX will “refresh the technology” of
the Starlink network by rapidly replacing the satellites, which are designed to intentionally
burn up in the Earth’s atmosphere. “The satellites will be limited in their
life because the longer you want the satellites to live on orbit the more money you put have
to put into it,” Shotwell said. “We will be continually launching these
satellites to refresh the technology, to address any issues with the satellites, to put up
ones that are working better in its place.” SpaceX has already been contracted by Intuitive
Machines and ispace, two commercial aerospace companies that have signed with NASA to deliver
payloads to the Moon. These contracts are part of the agency’s
Lunar Cargo Transportation and Landing by Soft Touchdown (CATALYST) program, which is
seeking partners to provide logistical support in advance of the Artemis missions, which
are scheduled to send astronauts there by 2024. These agreements specify that SpaceX will
be providing launch services using its fleet of Falcon 9 rockets. However, SpaceX made it known some time ago
that the Starship and Super Heavy launch system will be replacing their Falcon 9 and Falcon
Heavy rockets as the company’s workhouse. Sending cargo and passengers to the Moon will
also be a major step towards fulfilling Musk’s ultimate vision, which is establishing a human
settlement on Mars. If all goes according to plan and in a timely
manner, Musk hopes to have this settlement up and running by 2028 – yet another optimistic
and ambitious goal!

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100 thoughts on “SpaceX Starship’s game changing Starlink launch capabilities || Starship on the Moon before 2022

  1. Before thinking of landing on the moon, are many steps to do, rapid launch in less than 24 hours of tanker , on orbit multiple refueling and maybe onto lunar orbit refueling.

  2. In the mean time the facilitation of management-at-a-distance continues apace, for the financially un-connected population. I so want to be wrong about this. Virtue being its own reward has shriveled to a dried out leaf. This is re-invention 2.0 of the slave shackle for the benefit of King Cotton's legatees. Floating financial debt was 1.0.

  3. I watched this show for the engineering; however, now it seems to be about supporting SpaceX based on the number of the latest shows and the lack of engineering concerns. Sorry, but you lost this subscriber.

  4. 10:13 "workhouse"? (Google; "Workhouses were where poor people who had no job or home lived. They earned their keep by doing jobs in the workhouse")… I think you meant workhorse.
    Being nitpicky aside, awesome video and info, go SpaceX!!!

  5. Look I got nothing else going on in my life right now okay please put me on one of them Starships as a test dummy I don't care if I die this is for Humanity this is for science this is for everybody and I want to be part of this s*** f*** all those astronauts working for NASA it should be so billion people who touchdown on a foreign soil on a foreign Planet not an astronaut a regular civilian human being who needs training I'm not trying to come home that's the thing I'm trying to get the f*** off this rock

  6. None of those God Forsaken rocket surgeons are going to listen to me and I have forgotten more about forming and welding stainless than all those assholes know, combined.  I don't know Fuckall about rockets but I know enough about stainless to know that those guys are blundering idiots… Just Wow!

  7. If NASA was able to get all those missions to the moon in Kennedy’s 10 year time time we can most certainly do it under 5 with today’s tech and manufacturing processes. Can’t wait to see it happen. Keep up the informative videos.

  8. Keep it pushing…luming on top of the world..💪📱🌍👌a.i sport/quantom sports supports..nfl:D*E=signed.A1's<R>Gs'2(gravity feild*jungle.core+1%)

  9. We must be very naive. We must believe in miracles.
    How can Stareship transport cargo and people to
    the moon and Mars? If it has no possibility at all
    to bring cargo and people on board and unload
    them at their destination?

  10. I think the narrator is software. High quality software, but software no less. The Starship delivering 7x the normal haul of Starlink satellites confirms what someone else was suggesting in reply to a video about SpaceX' s plans for their new super rocket. One of their plans. I'm really interested in watching the orbital refueling live. That will be another milestone crossed off the list, if successful.

  11. Tighten up the pacing of the video a little. New narrator is spectacular. You've got a great channel going. I recommend these videos to my readers.

  12. Nice in concept. For sure. No way that thing lands upright on the Moon or Mars in that configuration. Still some time at the drawing board needed for this project. Good luck.with it though. Love to see it work.

  13. There are WAY to many commercials, cut back on some of them or, I quit watching this channel, 3 is ok 4 is over the top!!!

  14. Awesome! Great pace, info, and narration. I love this channel for SpaceX news. I like that you don't constantly beg for money like some other channels. Mostly we don't like to hear men beg for money and it's getting to be a thing on youtube.
    Also, have you considered splitting your channel to include Space Engineering? Lot's of activity there. Many launches and science to cover soon. So exciting.
    Good luck with your channel !♥!

  15. Starship was not intended to and is not a replacement for F9. It is designed for smaller payloads. https://youtu.be/X8NivKQUnfc?t=67

  16. Planning to get to Mars,OK, but are you planning to include subtitles in your vids?
    It's a neat way to exclude a significant amount of the world population!

  17. It's a natural extension that SpaceX should be invested in cargo and passenger retrieval and delivery services and systems. After all, it's allowing SpaceX to move forward in another direction with new dimensions of creativity. Rocket technology has to be innovative because so few companies have ever gone through such a process. So many problems have to be solved for humans to go into the space frontier prepared to make tough decisions.

  18. What does Morgan Stanley know about anything they got bailed out in 2008 to the tune of 107 Billion dollars maybe they should focus more on running there own business and less on others 😉

  19. All the commercials are ridiculous. I'll stick to patreon supported channels that don't inundate me with irrelevant ads.

  20. It’s a grain silo .. can’t you fools see they are playing you .. it’s a big shiny grain silo firework .. just look at it .. it’s pathetic!

  21. Good content and really nice way of telling. But the commercial stuff killed it for me. Got 3 different ones in less than 6 or 7 min.

    Come back to me when that is solved because I listen it as podcast and this is incredibly anoying. Wont leave a like because of this amd won't subscribe.

    Won't dislike it either :).

    Otherwise really liked it.

  22. So it works with Lance, the arwing from Starfox and levitation missiles this must be awesome. I can't wait to use an irl arwing that can randomly modulate weapons. Flamethrower and flame Gatling gun here I come. I'm just kidding but starlink in starlink battle for atlas maybe easily confused for your product.

  23. A 12 second intro, followed by another 14 second intro is RIDICULOUSLY TOO LONG and costing you Subscribers. FYI, nobody has time for that!

  24. Does "Workhouse" mean that the MOON BASE is to be called Botany Bay LOL and Mars gets renamed "NEW AUSTRALIA" LMAO??? Oh OH!!

  25. Starship on the moon may be misleading. Getting to the moon is one thing….landing on the moon is difficult with a large rocket. The amount of moon dust kicked up could be very problematic, the crater the rocket makes on the surface could endanger the ship….guess we will soon see.

  26. Probably going to be a delay, but moon sounds more believable than mars… Moon is easier supply able than mars with water and other stuff…

  27. Looking forward to it exploding on the launch pad. I love SpaceX but I might love rocket explosions even more!

  28. I’ll see it when I believe it interesting fun technology to watch but when are we going to have a crew dragon deliver astronauts to ISS

  29. I'm glad to see Elon Musk see great potential in women love to see president and CEO of SpaceX being a woman awesome way to go Elon

  30. the process of explanation of the matter is very well. Your video editing and simple but knowledgable beautiful speech on video are really nice. Thanks from my heart for the knowledgable presentation.

  31. I'm sure the 22 billion Trump gave the senate launch system will pay off. I'm sure the senate launch system will have a mars rocket ready soon.

  32. That piece of junk cannot leave an atmosphere that will not allow you to leave, stop the space Gordon bs. Already,invest your fake money in helping solve the problems on earth, flat earth, like helping feed impoverished human beings you bunch of fake rich fools,or mere children,which would yas like to be called.JESUS IS THE WAY THE TRUTH AND THE LIGHT..WAKEUP ALREADY FROM YOUR SLEEP… 🤗🤗🤗…HALELUIA

  33. Wait, are they changing their plans from Mars to Moon now? Which I'm glad. I really wanna see lights on the moon by the end of my lifetime. If we master the moon and control its resources fully, it will be way cheaper and easier to send crewed rockets to Mars.

  34. The sheer idiocy of this nonsense is breathtaking. A 'rocket' that looks as if it was made by Blue Peter, a founder who is a confirmed fantasist and serial liar, and a business model that largely consists of grifting wealthy Japanese trustafarians. What could possibly go wrong? 

    The piece of crap will never, I repeat never fly. Musk will soon be heading for the big house and not the Red Planet, and all of you scientific illiterates will be busy spinning conspiracy theories about NASA, big oil, and the like. You're a bunch of clowns the lot of you, why can't you simply believe your own fucking eyes I do not know – do you seriously think that tin can is getting to LEO, let alone the Moon or God forbid Mars? Seriously!

    You simply cannot construct an interplanetary rocket system like you would a fucking garden shed. Not in this fucking universe you can't.

  35. It would be cool if we can get an old silo with fins welded on to the moon. Just image all the corn we can haul up there to plant. Moon colony possible by 2025!

  36. Hello. I wanted to let you know why I'm unsubscribing from this channel. Your content is good, but you're WAY, WAY OVER-MONETIZED. This video wasn't even 11 minutes long, yet i was subjected to somewhere around 6 minutes of advertising. Good channel, but no channel is good enough for that.

  37. Sorry but the starship is never going to be a replacement for falcon rockets since small payloads in lower orbit do not need this huge rocket. If you mess up such an easy thing that SpaceX has even mentioned them selves than how valid is all the other information?

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