Jump to content

SpaceX lied.


Recommended Posts

Why did SpaceX lie about this?

Quote

https://www.cnet.com/news/spacex-simplified-everything-you-need-to-know-about-elon-musks-rocket-empire/#:~:text=SpaceX%2C the rocket company founded,of taking humans to Mars.

extract:

SpaceX grabbed heaps of attention in February of 2018 when it launched Falcon Heavy, the most powerful rocket launched from the US since the Saturn V that sent astronauts to the moon

This is a serious lie.

Falcon Heavy only has 3.4million lbs of thrust.

Orbiter had 6.78mil lbs of thrust. 

What is the purpose of this lie?

SpaceX also lies about: 

1) being first to have reusable rockets. All of Orbiter was reusable except a single fuel tank.

2) being first to have a reusable spacecraft. Orbiter was reusable.

SpaceX also claims achievement in areas that are not achievements.

1) using Methane fuel. This goes backwards from Hydrogen technology. 

2) being able to land a rocket. Apollo landed rockets on the Moon just fine. Earth rockets just fall into the sea to recover them.

I think #2 is particularly a problem. SpaceX is trying to appear relevant while not achieving anything of substance. 

Falcon Heavy cannot get anyone close to the moon. It's unable to provide enough dV by 4x. Its 1/4th too small.

Other facts, SpaceX hasn't lowered cost of spaceflight significantly. 

Hasn't changed the dV budget. 

Hasn't built anything actually new.

So back to the original question.

Why did SpaceX lie?

Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.