NASA&SpaceX is about to launch Falcon Heavy and make big discoveries that thrill Scientists…


NASA&SpaceX is about to launch Falcon Heavy and make big discoveries that thrill Scientists…#STARSHIPFANS

It’s official!
The space science community thinks the time is finally ripe for NASA to study Uranus in depth. The cloudy planet has not been visited since Voyager 2 made a brief flyby in 1986. And now, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy is the best ideal spacecraft for this important mission.
Why is Falcon Heavy the best candidate instead of another American broomstick?
How did Elon Musk react to this?
Everything will be exposed in today’s episode.
Ok! Let’s get started…

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have published their latest decadal survey of planetary science and astrobiology, revealing a recommendation that NASA prioritizes the development of a flagship mission to Uranus baselined to launch on SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket.

Known as the Uranus Orbiter and Probe or UOP, the mission proposal has been under development by a team of NASA, the University of California, and Johns Hopkins University scientists and engineers for several years.
According to its creators, in its latest iteration, the Uranus Orbiter and Probe have the potential to fully answer 11 of the 12 primary questions the latest Decadal Survey structured itself around.

Importantly, the survey indirectly states that if it weren’t for the existence of one specific technology, it would have been a wash between a mission to Uranus or Neptune. And that keystone is SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket.

While the survey’s authors don’t explicitly point to SpaceX in the context of UOP, they do state that “a Uranus mission is favored because an end-to-end mission concept exists that can be implemented in the 2023-2032 decade on currently available launch vehicles.”

And as we know, in reality, there only appears to be one launch vehicle: Falcon Heavy.

Three other alternatives do technically exist United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) Vulcan Centaur, Blue Origin’s New Glenn, and NASA’s own Space Launch System (SLS).
However, there were factors to consider, like delays, performance, and such.
Let’s analyze:
NASA’s Europa Clipper orbiter – originally manifested on SLS but later moved to SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy to avoid major launch delays – has helped demonstrate that SLS isn’t viable for non-Artemis Program missions without massive productivity improvements and significant workarounds or design changes.

Besides, while capable in many regards, Blue Origin’s reusable New Glenn rocket appears to have extremely poor performance beyond Earth orbit – well below what UOP requires – and is unlikely to launch before 2024 or 2025. It’s possible that an expendable New Glenn could suffice but Blue Origin has never mentioned the option and, even then, the rocket’s expendable performance could still fall short.
NASA&SpaceX is about to launch Falcon Heavy and make big discoveries that thrill Scientists…
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  1. It used to be called Planet George!

    After King George III.

    I think someone later decided they didn't like George!

    Otherwise they'd have called it Caelus or Coelus.

  2. Yea, if people would bet on rockets that have not flown yet, why would not Starship be on the top of list for its low cost and it’s extreme lifting capability?

  3. They’re going to send a probe to Uranus? I’m a 52 year old man.. I still giggle. Impossible and illegal not to, as far as I’m concerned.

  4. Humor mode 100% ON !

    And what source of energy is envisaged for this probe??

    Lead or lithium/ion batteries? 🙂

    Ah 10 years of travel!!!
    (I have a slight doubt on the practical side)

    A 3 mile island style nuclear power station (with its flaws of course) 🙂 ??

    oh well no you have to be "green"!

    so wind turbines without doubt?? 😉

    Seriously what is the energy source program for this probe,
    I heard that the "classic" RTGs had a concern for producing the mass of reaction
    (not to mention the anti-nuclear activists who go into "overdrive" as soon as we speak of RTG)

  5. This report is so full of double entendres I find it incredulous… deep probes into your anus… the planet is called Yer-in-us (phonetic); not Your-anus. Please…

  6. I love you making the Russian joke into a medal of honor! US broom stick of course! ❤️
    And as for SpaceX ships, they are far ahead of everyone else even dreaming of rockets!

  7. These videos are put together very well and I love the commentary 👍great voice 👏👏☺️☺️👍
    KEEP them coming bro 😎

  8. I have to wonder why some 50 year old White guy from South Africa can do rockets and Space exploration in the last 10 years better than NASA which has been doing it since the 1950s.

  9. So refreshing – thank you for being unafraid to pronounce Uranus correctly – thank you!

  10. Lmao falcon heavy is years old and is years ahead. Upgraded with raptor2 is just beyond anything and still only deep space capaple

  11. It's good to see that nice man Elon Musk doing the Lord's work. God bless you 🙂

  12. Sir. Didn't they change the pronunciation from "your anus" to "urine us" I'm not trying to be funny but the scientists decided to change it to hopefully derail all the jokes.

  13. “The time is right for NASA to study Uranus in depth.”
    I’m sorry my mind’s eye just sees some dude in a lab coat with a magnifying glass looking at a hairy butt bent over in front of them.

  14. … to arrive in 2044 or 2045 i.e. 20 years after launch …?! You'd better think carefully WHAT you launch

  15. From 0:39 to 4:10 is pretty much lifted straight from the Teslarati article "SpaceX-launched Uranus mission a top priority of new decadal survey" by Eric Ralph, posted on April 20th, 2022. Teslarati has their own channel, so are you a stealth channel for them? If not, that's pretty bad to almost word for word rip off that article.

  16. Welp new Glenn and ULA have. No engines yet lol. Sls is technically ready but the spliced and diced launchpad notveven close. So space x only option or ariane 6 ? Possibly.

  17. I argued in 2018 and 2019 to various people involved in the Decadal Survey that it should be delayed for at least 2 years to see how Starship developed. They basically said if they delayed the Survey every time for some new technology it would never get done. I argued to no avail that delaying the Survey for a few years for political and technological reasons has happened before. My opinion was of course that waiting a couple of years to see how Starship developed would allow for much more ambitious recommendations….Just like I predicted because they didn't wait the proposed Uranus mission would be built around a tiny 8 ton probe with limited capabilities. Launching on a rocket SpaceX may have actually retired in favor of Starship by 2031.Whereas if the Decadal Survey was being formulated now they could consider building the probe out of a Starship. Which with on orbit refueling would allow for sending a minimum of 150 tons to Uranus.

    With that much capacity the main probe could carry daughter probes with their own landers to orbit all 6 of Uranus's major moons and still have probably north of 100 tons of left over mass for whatever else they want to send. A Uranus probe based on Starship instead of conventional rockets could be the most intensive study of a planetary system ever.

    We could literally be doing be doing in depth geological surveys all Uranus's moons. Instead they are planning a nothing special mission on a conventional rocket that will likely cost more than what I've proposed above 🤦‍♂️

  18. Too cool. Now build and send another telescope out in a different direction. Need a way way way larger view of what is AROUND us and how everything interacts with each other.

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