SLS

Two Thousand SpaceX Super Heavy Starship Launches for the Price of One SLS Launch

Posted in Business, Hardware on 8th Mar, 2020
by Alex Muller

The SLS is getting $2.5-4 billion of funding each year from 2021-2025. The plan is to launch 4 times in that five year period. Each SLS is costs $3-5 billion.

Boeing tapped to build 10 core stages for Artemis missions

Posted in Science on 18th Oct, 2019
by Alex Muller

When the SLS goes into service, it will be able to launch the 27-tonne manned Orion spacecraft into a translunar orbit as well as be able to put up to 130 tonnes (the equivalent of 22 elephants) into low-Earth orbit.

NASA’s large SLS rocket unlikely to fly before at least late 2021

Posted in Science on 18th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

NASA has not been good at setting realistic budget and schedules.

NASA tests emergency abort system for its future super heavy moon rocket

Posted in Hardware, Science on 3rd Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

The Launch Abort System (LAS) sits at the very top of the gigantic rocket, and is tasked with forcefully pulling the crew out of harm's way in the event of a life-threatening mission failure.

Which Will Be First to Space – the SpaceX Starship or the SLS?

Posted in Science on 1st Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

SpaceX is talking with three companies about the first commercial launch of the fully reusable Super Heavy Starship with a 2021 target date.