Elon Musk called the new priority for SpaceX

SpaceX just last week conducted the first ever private manned launch into space, but CEO Elon Musk wants the company rested on its laurels.

Instead, Musk called upon the employees of SpaceX to accelerate work on a spaceship of a new generation of Starship. He wrote about this in the corporate email, which read channel CNBC.

Musk noted that the staff should consider the development of a Starship’s main priority. The exception may be considered only tasks associated with all that can lower the risks of return of the Dragon. The ship needs to return astronauts to Earth in the next couple of months.

a Falcon 9 Rocket, which recently launched with astronauts on Board, is the core business of the company SpaceX, which over the last decade has carried out 85 flights. Falcon 9 partially reusable, as the company frequently lands the big “booster” first stage of the rocket and restores the bow. But the purpose of Mask is to make a fully reusable Starship, which is how a commercial plane could fly with a short break between runs.

In September last year, Elon Musk claimed that a space ship Starship needs to go into orbit six months later, and subsequently to fly to Mars. Just Musk is planning about 10 unmanned test flight into orbit and then people says that they will try to do it in 2020. Apparently, the plans were still some adjustments have been made as prototypes of a spaceship explode in tests.

last year, Musk unveiled a prototype spaceship built of stainless steel. The length of the ship is 50 meters, the dry weight (without fuel and cargo) — about 120 tons. Starship was supposed to land nozzles to solid surfaces. Elon Musk said that in the next ten years, SpaceX plans to build a thousand the greatest.fir ships Starship.

According to a six-page manual of spaceship, “the basic design of the reusable” system will be able to bring into low earth orbit more than 100 metric tons and a geostationary transfer orbit — 21 metric tonne. Due to the transfer of rocket fuel to orbit, SpaceX says that the spaceship can bring to the surface of the moon or Mars more than 100 metric tons.

the Crew version of the ship, according to the manual, can accommodate up to 100 people with “cabins, large common areas, centralized storage, shelter from solar storms and the observation platform”. SpaceX plans to launch spaceships as from launch complex 39A at Kennedy Space center and its ground of Boca Chica in Texas. The guide, however, was not proposed to the schedule for those flights, as well as the estimated price.