SPACE / MARS

HOW DO WE

(BIG FUCKGING ROCKET)

SCROLL

MAKING LIFE MULTIPLANETARY

THE MARS PLAN STARTS WITH THE

MISSION TO MARS

Vehicle Length: 106 m

Ship Length:

49 m

ENGINES

DELTA WING

Pressurized Volume:

825 m3

Booster Length: 106 m

Body Diameter:

9 m

PROPELLANT TANKS

PAYLOAD

OXYGEN TANK

Holds 860 tons of liquid 02

COMMON DOME

Separates CH2 and O2

FUEL TANK

Holds 240 tons of CH4

HEADER TANK

Hold landing propellant during transit

RAPTOR ENGINES

Chamber Pressure: 250 bar

Throttle: 20% to 100% thrust

2022: CARGO MISSIONS

Land at least 2 cargo ships on Mars

Confirm water resources and identify hazards

Place power, mining and life support infrastructure for future flights

2024: CARGO AND CREW MISSIONS

2 crew ships take first people to Mars

2 cargo ships bring more equipment and supplies

Set up propellant production plant

Build up base to prepare for expansion

2 SEA-LEVEL ENGINES

Exit diameter: 1.3 m

Thrust(SL): 1,700 kN

Isp(SL): 330 s

Isp(Vac): 356 s

4 VACUUM ENGINES

Exit diameter: 124 m

Thrust: 1,900 kN

Isp: 375 s

Booster Thrust: 52,700 kN

“You want to wake up in the morning and think the future is going to be great - and that's what being a spacefaring civilization is all about. It's about believing in the future and thinking that the future will be better than the past. And I can't think of anything more exciting than going out there and being among the stars.”

 

Elon Musk, CEO and Lead Designer, SpaceX

BIG

FUCKING

ROCKET

Big

fucking

rocket

Length

diameter

interior

pressured

volume

tanks

raptor engines

refilling

completely reusable

booster returns to launch mount

 

expected landing reliability

 

completely reusable

bfr mission

space flight missions

BACK TO TOP