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    Default SpaceX Starship & Super Heavy updates (thread 2) [SN8: we have a Starship]

    With high altitude test flights and a major update from Musk coming up, time for a new thread.

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    Starting off with the US Transportation Command looking at Starship Earth-2-Earth for high speed logistics. Basically, Starship E2E is said to be capable of hopping 10,000 km without a booster. Looking at a test next year, 80 tonnes of payload

    Space News story
    https://spacenews.com/u-s-transporta...und-the-world/

    Defense News C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance)
    https://www.c4isrnet.com/space/2020/...ome-next-year/

    Pentagon wants SpaceX delivering cargo around the globe — and a live test could come next year

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Transportation Command is taking the potential for cargo delivery via orbit seriously enough that it hopes to test the concept with SpaceX as soon as next year, the command’s head said Wednesday.

    In what he called a “provocative thought,” Gen. Stephen Lyons said: “I’m really excited about the team that’s working with SpaceX on an opportunity, even perhaps in as early as ’21, to conduct a joint proof of principle” for space-based delivery.

    The dream, Lyons told the National Defense Transportation Association, is to be able to move 80 tons of cargo - the equivalent of a C-17 transport - via a space-based vehicle anywhere on the globe within one hour.
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