Interplanetary Transport System – Separation Stage

Interplanetary Transport System - Separation Stage

There will be two main components of the system: SpaceX’s new rocket, the BFR, or “Big F.cking Rocket” and the company’s interplanetary spaceship, the BFS, or “Big F.cking Spaceship”. The selected fuel type is deep-cryo methalox for 42 Raptor engines (SpaceX’s next generation rocket engine) on the booster and 9 on the spacecraft (total of 51). The Raptor engine has about 500,000 pounds of thrust. Mask has said that the BFR will have 28,730,000 pounds of thrust at liftoff. The current Falcon 9 generates 1.7 million pounds of thrust at liftoff and uses nine “Merlin” engines.

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