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After Falcon 9, SpaceX's Elon Musk sets target of 300 space missions in next five years

"SpaceX will probably build 30 to 40 rocket cores for 300 missions over 5 years. Then the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) takes over and Falcon retires", says Musk.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, San Francisco [ Updated: May 13, 2018 11:55 IST ]
SpaceX will probably build 30 to 40 rocket cores for 300

SpaceX will probably build 30 to 40 rocket cores for 300 missions over 5 years: Musk

A day after SpaceX launched it's upgraded and most powerful Falcon 9 rocket carrying the first-high orbit communications satellite for Bangladesh, its founder and CEO Elon Musk said that his company is set over 300 missions in the next five years.

"SpaceX will probably build 30 to 40 rocket cores for 300 missions over 5 years. Then the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) takes over and Falcon retires. Goal of BFR is to enable anyone to move to moon, Mars & eventually outer planets", Musk tweeted on Sunday.

"Rate at which things are getting more bizarre appears to be increasing. In the future, it will seem bizarre that we used to crash rockets into the ocean instead of reusing them", Musk added.

Falcon 9 rocket, aiming to bring astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) in the future, came with many design changes to improve its reusability and reliability. Those changes may make engineers easier to refurbish its first stages for more flights.

SpaceX will start production of the Big Falcon Rocket in the Port of Los Angeles. The Big Falcon rocket is a reusable spaceship and booster that are expected to be over 340 feet tall when stacked together. The vessel is a key component in the company’s plans to colonize Mars- a mission Musk hopes to accomplish by 2022.

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