Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of the private aerospace company, SpaceX, announced that he would be revealing new details about the Spaceship Interplanetary Spaceship and Rocket on Friday, September 29.
Musk first revealed the existence of this plan last year, during the International Astronautical Congress or IAC. The latest news will be released during this year’s edition.
The 2017 IAC, the 68th edition, is taking place in between 25 September to 29 September, in Adelaide, Australia.
Elon Musk Teases “Major Improvements” for SpaceX’s Interplanetary Rocket
During last year’s IAC, the entrepreneur presented and detailed a very ambitious plan. This saw humans not only reaching Mars but also remaining on the planet and colonizing it, possibly even setting up a commercial activity.
One way of achieving this, according to Musk, was with the Spaceship Interplanetary Spaceship and Rocket.
Elon Musk teased that he would be revealing some new and “unexpected applications” as well as some “major improvements” brought to the spacecraft since then. These will seemingly target the rocket’s interplanetary launch system.
Major improvements & some unexpected applications to be unveiled on Friday at @IAC2017 in Australia
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 25, 2017
At the 2016 IAC, SpaceX’s CEO revealed the design of this would be interplanetary spacecraft and rocket. This should be capable of carrying both the crew and cargo to and from the Red Planet. He also introduced an idea as to how such a system could cut back on its costs.
As most of these cost reduction methods were left rather open-ended, some propose that they might get further fleshed out during the Friday presentation.
Besides the latest details on the interplanetary rocket and spacecraft, SpaceX will reportedly also be unveiling its new version.
Some believe that the September 29 presentation might also come with some new information on other of SpaceX’s daring plans. The aerospace company proposed to launch and operate a constellation of satellites of its own. Through it, they will be looking to provide low-cost broadband to people all over the world.
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