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Re: starship-design: Inter-planetary craft

KellySt@aol.com wrote:
> >5 people ( manned craft )-- 500 kg  1 launch
> >1,500 kg ( unmanned ) cargo/bulk fuel. 3 launches
> 5 people weigh more then 500 kg.  Besides thats to small, you couldn't carry
> anything interesting up.  Unless of course you just want do do a tourist hop
> and come back down.
   I am sure 5 people a day would love to get into space
for a $10,000 if it was based on the cost of fuel not 
the price of custom designer rockets,for every launch.

> The bigger platform can use more eficent launcher systems, and has far more
> space to market.  a 75 person platform couldn't keep a effoicent fleet
> operating.  Unless it was a hotel that cycled folks down after a week or two?

A medium plane has say 75 passengers as a guess. The same size
would carry 6 people and a pilot. A 747 sized plane 25 people? That is
as big payloads will be for space,for a reasonable price $150/kg.
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