Elon Musk has the solution to launch NASA’s Artemis I mission


Elon Musk it is a busy subject with different activities in almost any field that one can imagine. Now in the latest twist in his life it appears that he is about to make his debut as a consultant to the POT.

His career directing SpaceX it has been long, tortuous, complicated and explosive, in a literal sense. So by now the tycoon must have a very clear idea of ​​what to do and what not to do when launching a rocket that can catch fire in thousands of fragments.

We saw how this weekend the NASA space agency ended up canceling the takeoff mission to the Moon of Artemis I again due to a hydrogen leak problem in the fuel supply system.

Elon Musk knows perfectly well that a problem in this field could cause any rocket to end up in flames like his first Falcon 9 prototypes. So he has advised NASA.

All while also announcing the beginning of a new stage in his career, now as a stand-up comedian.

Elon Musk’s proposal to help NASA

Through his official Twitter account, Musk ended up responding to a tweet posted by @SciGuySpacein which he shared an opinion piece on how the Space Agency has dealt with the risks and launch problems caused by the use of liquid hydrogen systems so far.

While other entities, such as SpaceX, have been confronting this problem for years and finding ways to solve it so that their ships take off and do not explode.

Obviously Elon Musk could not resist and ended up responding to the tweet with his opinion on the article and his proposal for action to save NASA’s Artermis I mission:

“Accurate assessment. The Raptor rocket design started out using H2, but changed to CH4. The latter is the best combo of high efficiency and ease of operation.

The Delta-v difference between H2 and CH4 is small for most missions, because the CH4 tank is much smaller and no insulation is needed.”

The delta-v would be, technically, the difference in speed that a rocket motor can impose on a spacecraft based on the specific impulse and the variation in the mass of the vehicle itself.

So, according to Musk, CH4 (methane) would be easier to produce on Mars, but it would also be a factor in ensuring a safe and successful launch.

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