i just had a thought and wonder about feasability, cost and possible implications.

What I assume is the plan: A Superheavy pushes Starship into Orbit. Cargo Starships follow and refuel. Fueled up Starship accelerates towards Mars and takes 3 Months to get there.

My idea: Assuming Superheavy can reach Orbit(thought train could end here): Join fueled up Starship with refueled Superheavy in Orbit for high speed trip to Mars. A secon Superheavy would join (boosted by a third?) to eat the gained Speed.

I hope I can be understood.

Possible? Time saved? Cost?

  • $\begingroup$ Not sure how you intend to get Superheavy to orbit. $\endgroup$ – Fred Larson Jan 28 at 22:22
  • $\begingroup$ thanks, so I assume that is the issue:) I thought that if instead of a load it only lifts itself, it might get further $\endgroup$ – GermanObserver Jan 28 at 23:08

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