Suborbital flight on the Starship will be almost like a plane ticket

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Suborbital flight on the Starship will be almost like a plane ticket

Use for the carriage of passengers? Why not!

from SpaceX, which builds Elon Musk for space missions, particularly for missions to Mars, will be capable, as it turned out, to carry out suborbital flights to the limits of our planet. And, interestingly, a ticket for a flight will cost about as seats on the plane. But the flight itself will be much faster.

How much will a flight on Starship

Rocket, currently under construction at the company's facilities in Florida and Texas, designed to support some of the most ambitious ideas of SpaceX, such as a trip around the moon and exploration of Mars. Employees of SpaceX has previously stated that the company plans to use the Starship to launch in 2021, to fly around the moon in 2023 and 2050.

But one of the most interesting features of Starship may be able to carry passengers on the Ground. This was recently stated by the representatives of SpaceX. In the example of flights between London and Hong Kong. To overcome this distance by plane, you'll need 11 hours and 50 minutes. At the time, as they will take you in just 34 minutes. Pricing has not yet been determined, but representatives of SpaceX hint at the possible cost.

Let's look at the route of new York — London — says SpaceX President Gwynn Shotwell . The cost of flights from the airport John F. Kennedy international airport to London Heathrow airport is approximately $ 500 for economy class and 5,000 for business class. One flight on the Starship will cost the company in 1055000 USD. And the number of passengers who are placed on Board a starship is 853. Thus it turns out that every passenger will have to pay about $ 1,300.

About 70 percent of the money spent on rocket fuel, 20 percent — maintenance Starship, and the rest — to the payment of the crew and depreciation costs. Flight on a Starship is not much like the usual travel. Most likely, the rocket will be established mechanisms for security, such as those that are on a roller coaster. However, given the speed of flight to save money on food for passengers.

Of Course, it is too early to talk about the beginning of such flights, but the announced figures are really impressive. First and foremost, you need to wait for the first tests of the missile, however, if you believe the earlier statement of Elon musk, the flight speed of a Starship can be compared with Intercontinental ballistic missile travelling at Mach 25 (almost 30,000 kilometers per hour). And it is even much faster than the speed developed today jet aircraft. Wanted to ride the rocket Elon musk? Write about it in our

In Addition, became known and other details . In particular, Elon Musk wants to reduce the amount of carbon emitted into the atmosphere during the flight. Its main purpose is to use the trapping mechanism for collecting carbon dioxide, which after harvesting can be used for the production of liquid oxygen and methane. The truth is the principle of operation «collector» how will the process of recycling, remain secret.

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