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Elon Musk: the F9 first stage can reach orbit as an SSTO.

Posted by: RGClark - Sun Dec 06, 2015 12:07 pm
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Elon Musk: the F9 first stage can reach orbit as an SSTO. 
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Post Elon Musk: the F9 first stage can reach orbit as an SSTO.   Posted on: Sun Dec 06, 2015 12:07 pm
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Elon Musk Verified account ‏@elonmusk @TobiasVdb
The F9 booster can reach low orbit as a single stage if not carrying the upper stage and a heavy satellite.
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/669132749500887040


Thank you very much, Mr. Musk. See:

The Coming SSTO's: Falcon 9 v1.1 first stage as SSTO, Page 2.
http://exoscientist.blogspot.com/2013/1 ... first.html


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Post Re: Elon Musk: the F9 first stage can reach orbit as an SSTO.   Posted on: Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:50 pm
Of course, throwing an empty F9 into a low, temporary orbit isn't particularly useful.


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Post Re: Elon Musk: the F9 first stage can reach orbit as an SSTO.   Posted on: Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:11 am
JamesG wrote:
Of course, throwing an empty F9 into a low, temporary orbit isn't particularly useful.


What if it was launched from a maglev sled ?

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