We want to talk about the landing site of the first Starship Mars Mission and also discuss the reasoning behind the interesting choice of Arcadia Planitia as one of the first sites for the starship mars landing. Then we of course also want to talk...
We want to talk about the landing site of the first Starship Mars Mission and also discuss the reasoning behind the interesting choice of Arcadia Planitia as one of the first sites for the starship mars landing. Then we of course also want to talk about the close encounter between a starlink satellite and an ESA Aeolus satellite, the unfortunately failed India moon mission Chandrayaan-2, about the Florida Starship prototype surviving Hurricane Dorian, and about Dr.Robert Zubrins ingenious moon direct plan for establishing a moonbase soon and cheaply.
We first start by being happy that SpaceX's starship prototype currently under assembly in Cocoa, Florida, was fortunately not harmed by Hurricane Dorian. Unfortunately, we cannot really celebrate, since this came at the cost of the Bahamas suffering severe destruction by Dorian. We therefore decided to donate to the Hurricane Dorian Relief fund, link below. Since the SpaceX starship prototype has not been damaged, the SpaceX mars mission can continue and Elon Musk Starship presentation will also not be altered, the date remains the 28th of September. Current plans for the Starship prototype launch indicate October, which we find quite optimistic, we think Nobvember might be more likely. We hope to be lucky because we will be in Florida in early November and get the chance to see the prototype lift off from afar.
In other news, an encounter between an ESA Aelous Satellite and a Starlink satellite has been fortunately resolved, the cause for this situation having been a software bug. Hopefully it has been fixed in order to avoid such situations in the future.
Now talking again about Starship mars SpaceX, we have the very interesting news that a first potential landing site is now favored among the other possible landing sites: Arcadia Planitia. We explain which conditions a landing site on Mars has to fulfill in order to be a viable spot for the landing of Starship, and in order to establish a future mars colony there.
Then we also want to briefly discuss the Indian moon mission Chandrayaan-2. It of course saddens us that contact to the lander has been lost, however, we still want to congratulate India and are sure that the next mission to the moon will be a success.
Lastly, we want to talk about a way to build a moonbase for only 2-3 billion USD, as detailed by the Open Lunar Foundation. Dr.Robert Zubrin has a detailed plan, as how to make that happen, using only existing hardware in form of SpaceX's Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy. We discuss this ingenious plan in detail.