A Response to “Mars Barges”

Sketch of Mars Barges
  • Initial multi-stage launch and injection vehicle
  • Some tiny rocket to accomplish circularization
  • A reusable departure stage
  • Some kind of tiny rocket or aerobraking shell for Mars arrival (unclear at this point)

Timing — The Main Weakness

Dual Flotillas

Let’s Think About Schedules

Economics of Boosters vs Stuff

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