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Shakeel Afsar is one of three named on an interim injunction which stops protests directly outside school gates

A man leading protests against primary school LGBT teaching in Birmingham has criticised a fellow campaigner for his language during one of the rallies.

A High Court hearing was told the man, referred to as the “imam from Batley”, shouted “there are paedophiles in there”, outside Anderton Park school.

Birmingham City Council wants an injunction which stops rallies outside the school gates to be made permanent.

Protest organiser Shakeel Afsal said he had not invited the man to take part.

The school in Balsall Heath has been at the centre of a campaign in which some parents and activists are trying to stop its LGBT relationship teaching. Many claim it contradicts their Islamic faith and is not “age appropriate”.

In May, the High Court granted a temporary injunction banning demonstrations at the school gates.

The latest hearing will decide whether this ban will be made permanent.

Mr Afsar, his sister Rosina and Amir Ahmed are named on the current injunction.

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Demonstrators gathered outside the High Court in Birmingham before Monday’s hearing

On Wednesday, at the High Court sitting in Birmingham, Mr Afsar was shown a video of himself standing near the “imam” at a demonstration on 24 May.

Jonathan Manning QC, for Birmingham City Council, said it also showed the man talking about “genderism, homosexuality, sex” in front of small children, adding it was “all the things you [protesters] say children shouldn’t be taught about”.

Mr Afsar said the man was “not part of our campaign” and he had tried to indicate to fellow organiser Mr Ahmed he should be stopped.

Mr Manning asked Mr Afsar, who does not have children at the school, about the book My Princess Boy, about a boy who dresses in girls clothing.

Mr Afsar said: “The name Princess Boy would suggest to parents of our faith that a transgender lifestyle is acceptable.”

Mr Manning replied: “A book about a little boy dressing up in girls clothes is nothing to do with a transgender lifestyle.”

The hearing continues.

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Protests have continued outside the exclusion zone at Anderton Park Primary School

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Windshield Supplier Says Start of Tesla’s Shanghai Production Will Be October 14, 2019

Windshield Supplier Says Start of Tesla’s Shanghai Production Will Be October 14, 2019

Brian Wang |
September 26, 2019 |

The Shine website reports, Tesla Shanghai mass production is anticipated from October 14, together with the output of Model 3 vehicles,” said Ma Jun, head of a Windshield factory. Saint-Gobain Sekurit (Shanghai) makes windshields and glass roofs for the Model 3. They expect annual output is expected to reach 120 million yuan (US$17 million), and at the next stage they may increase their investment and produce for the Model Y.

SOURCES- Shine


Written by Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture.com

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SpaceX Starship Will Be Fully Operational Tomorrow

SpaceX Starship Will Be Fully Operational Tomorrow

Brian Wang |
September 27, 2019 |

The SpaceX orbital prototype of the Starship is fully assembled. They placed the nosecone on it and it has three Raptor engines.

This is time for Elon Musk to make a presentation on Starship tomorrow.

NOTE: There is some plumbing, wiring and other work that still needs to be done. I just could not resist the Star Wars quote reference. Also, the second Death Star was also highly incomplete when the Emperor made the statement. Elon will be presenting in a few hours.

UPDATE:


The summary of Elon Musk’s presentation is here.

The point of the presentation is to inspire the public and get people excited about space and the future.

Do we want to choose the future where we are on many World and exploring the stars? The critical breakthrough is to make space travel like air travel. We fly the airplane many time. We flew 747s about 30,000 to 100,000 times over its life. We fly them for decades and fly them pretty much every day.

The main constraint on the Super-Heavy booster is ramping up the production of the Raptor engines.

They will need 100 Raptor engines to get to the orbital test. They build one Raptor engine currently every eight days. On 2 months they want to get to one Raptor engine every two days. By Q12020, they want to get to one engine every day. This means the orbital flight would not be until about March, 2020.

SpaceX wants to be able eventually refly boosters up to 20 times a day.


They will fly the Starship about 3-4 times a day. The orbital limitation is about the orbits. This would not be a limitation for a point to point version.

The fully reusable fleet of Super Heavy Starship will increase humanities launch capacity by 10000 times. This is max theoretical.

With 20 rockets you could put 3 million tons per year into orbit.

Less than one year to start from the steel design to the current state. Four months to start building the orbital prototype to the current state.

Tesla’s will be able to operate on Mars. They need no oxygen.

They will bring boring machines to mine water, get materials for bricks and build underground bases.

Mission Accomplished- Elon Musk inspired people about space and the future.

The spaceship that will pave the way for humans to become a multi-planetary species. A Star(ship) is born! #SpaceX #STARSHIP pic.twitter.com/cscfXT1YTq

— Abhilash Menon (@CherokeeMonk) September 27, 2019

Starship will allow us to inhabit other worlds

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 27, 2019

Three Raptors on a Starship pic.twitter.com/UrRiD62EVk

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 26, 2019

SOURCES- Elon Musk Twitter, SpaceX


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Will the Space Launch System Reckoning be in 2020 or 2021?

Will the Space Launch System Reckoning be in 2020 or 2021?

Brian Wang |
September 29, 2019 |

Jim Bridenstine congratulated SpaceX on Starship and then poked them about the Commercial Crew program being year late.

My statement on @SpaceX‘s announcement tomorrow: pic.twitter.com/C67MhSeNsa

— Jim Bridenstine (@JimBridenstine) September 27, 2019

NASA technical people and NASA Director Bridenstine know that they could save about $5 billion over the next two years by canceling the Space Launch System and using the flight-proven SpaceX Falcon Heavy to launch the Orion capsule.

Bridenstine told Congress in 2019 that the SLS EM-1 mission (which is delayed into 2021 with SLS) would require two launches: one to place the Orion into orbit the Earth, and a second carrying an upper stage. The two would then dock and the upper stage ignited to send Orion to the moon.

Bridenstine got stopped by Senator Shelby of Alabama.

NASA awarded firm-fixed-price contracts in 2014 to Boeing and SpaceX, valued at up to $4.2 billion and $2.6 billion, respectively, for the development of crew transportation systems that meet NASA requirements and for the initial service missions to the ISS.

Spx-dm2 was scheduled for November, 2019.

The Crew abort test is now likely to be late November or early December. The crew flight test would be about two months after a successful crew abort test.

This appears to be an FCC filing for the Inflight Abort Test for Crew Dragon! This filing is active on November 23rd so pending any issues, the test can occur after that date.https://t.co/SWDTtiqfuG

— Brady Kenniston (@TheFavoritist) September 23, 2019

SpX-dm2 will be a crewed test flight with two astronauts for two weeks. They will use the capsule planned for the first operational crew mission.

If NASA used the SpaceX Falcon Heavy to complete the EM-1 mission they would save double what was paid to SpaceX for the commercial crew project.

Boeing was paid more and Boeing is not completing and certifying its crew transport system (CTS Starliner) before SpaceX.

GAO reported:

Program Office Workload Is a Continued Schedule Risk to Certification.

The Commercial Crew Program’s ability to process certification data packages for its two contractors continues to create uncertainty about the timing of certification. Specifically, the program is concurrently reviewing and approving both contractors’ phased safety reviews and verification closure notices. [GAO] previously reported that program officials, the contractors, and independent review organizations had concerns about a “bow wave” of work for the program.

SpaceX Super Heavy Starship Should Fly to Orbit Before SLS has its Green Run Hold Down Test

The main constraint on the Super-Heavy booster is ramping up the production of the Raptor engines. They will need 100 Raptor engines to get to the orbital test. They build one Raptor engine currently every eight days. On 2 months they want to get to one Raptor engine every two days. By Q12020, they want to get to one engine every day. This means the orbital flight would not be until about March, 2020.

This would be ahead of the Space Launch System launch which is looking like 2021. This should be ahead of the green run hold down fueled test of the Space Launch System.

It has been obvious and clear since the first Falcon Heavy launch that the SLS should have been canceled. This would have saved about $5-6 billion already. When the SpaceX Super Heavy Starship is flying to orbit and the SLS has still not had a Green run then Nextbigfuture will record all of the waste and delays permitted by Bridenstine and forced by Senator Shelby. In 2020, the waste will be about $8-9 billion and in 2021 it will be about $12-13 billion.

A successful orbital flight of a SpaceX Super Heavy Starship might not be enough to kill Space Launch System. It would have the payload capacity of any planned version of SLS and it would be fully reusable while SLS is expendable.

An actual moon mission could be needed to kill SLS. It would be worth it for SpaceX to risk a SpaceX Super Heavy Starship. They would fly it to the moon after the first orbital flight. If they did not lose it then it would only cost a few tens of millions of dollars. I think they would attempt it later in 2020. This would likely let SpaceX takeover all of the SLS missions and the moon program.

SOURCES- GOA, NASA, Twitter Bridenstine, SpaceX, Elon Musk


Written by Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture.com

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Mars Direct 2.0 Using SpaceX Starship

Mars Direct 2.0 Using SpaceX Starship

Brian Wang |
September 20, 2019 |

Dr. Robert Zubrin presented his latest ideas on the Mars Direct plan -a plan to get human beings to the red planet within a decade. From the annual International Space Development Conference organized by the National Space Society and held from June 6-9, 2019 in Arlington, VA.

The first Mars Direct proposal was made by Zubrin in 1990. It is now 29 years later. NASA robotic missions have been very productive.

The NASA Mars plan is absurd. Everything about it is to develop things that are not needed and give inferior capabilities.

Zubrin was on the Ares team in 1988 that made the design for what became the SLS (Space Launch System).

The thinking was that the Ares would be flying by 1994 as it was only the Space Shuttle stack without the orbiter.

120+ tons to low earth orbit will get you 40 tons to trans Mars injection. 120+ tons to LEO would be SpaceX Starship, advanced SLS or a Saturn V.

Robert Zubrin describes how it would be better for Starship to fly to near-earth escape at a delta-V like the trans-lunar injection orbit. This would increase the reuse of the of main flight hardware by 100 times. He proposes flights back from Mars with mini-starships.

Zubrin talks about using the 6-month trip to Mars orbit. This takes about 4.2 km per second delta-V. This orbit has a 2-year orbit back to Earth if they need to abort the trip. Instead of going faster it is better to carry more payload.

SOURCES- Robert Zubrin, Mars Society


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Over $30 Billion and 33 Years to Turn Space Shuttle Components into a Super Heavy Lift Rocket

Over $30 Billion and 33 Years to Turn Space Shuttle Components into a Super Heavy Lift Rocket

Brian Wang |
September 21, 2019 |

In August, 2019, SLS (Space Launch System) managers for Boeing and Northrop Grumman gave that timeline at an aerospace industry forum. Boeing is in charge of assembling the rocket’s core stage, and Northrop Grumman is building the big solid-rocket boosters that will provide most of SLS’s lift off the launch pad.

The SLS is a Space Shuttle rocket stack without the orbiter. It will have taken over $30 billion and 33 years to make an expendable Space Shuttle rocket stack without an orbiter.

We will spend another $6 to 8 billion over the next two to three years to get to the first unmanned test flight. This mission could be done with less than $1 billion and two SpaceX Heavy launches. The SpaceX Heavy has already flown three times.

Two SpaceX Falcon Heavies could launch the Orion capsule in 2020 and complete the mission for $5 billion lower cost and probably one year sooner.

Exploration Mission 1 is going to use the SLS to launch the Orion, its Service Module, and the Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage (ICPS) into orbit around the Earth. SLS separates from the components at 157 kilometers. Orion operates independently, and the ICPS propels the craft towards the Moon. The SpaceX Falcon Heavy could put the Orion and its Service Module into GTO. This would be closer to the moon. The Orion Service Module would be able to complete the trans-lunar injection maneuver with enough propellant in reserve to perform any necessary course corrections. A second Falcon Heavy would be needed to bring the Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage to join it to the Orion in order to have the fuel needed to slow down and enter lunar orbit.

Five major SLS components have been joined for the first time this week. NASA finished assembling and joining the main structural components for the largest rocket stage the agency has built since the Saturn V that sent Apollo astronauts to the Moon. Engineers at the agency’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans connected the last of the five sections of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket core stage on Sept. 19. However, they have not inserted the rocket engines and have not completed other assembly.

The next step is the so-called “Green Run” test where the assembled core stage of the rocket is fired in a test stand to see how it performs. The core is expected to be finished at NASA’s assembly plant near New Orleans and ready for the Green Run by the end of 2019. It will be shipped by barge to the Green Run test stand at NASA’s Stennis Space Center where it will take another few months to set up the test. “We’ll probably fire it off in the second or third quarter of (2020),” Boeing SLS team lead Robert Broeren told the same conference.

It will take still more time to assess the test and get the SLS core to the launch site at Kennedy Space Center. “From (arrival at Kennedy), with the integration of Orion, wet dress rehearsal and that sort of thing, there’s probably two quarters, maybe two and a half quarters, of work to get to a launch date,” he estimated. “So, most likely early in 2021. It could happen earlier, it could happen later.”

Based upon the history of the SLS, Nextbigfuture would make bets on later than early 2021.

The first SLS launch dubbed Artemis 1 will send an uncrewed Orion capsule around the Moon on a three-week journey. The second launch, Artemis 2, will send astronauts aboard Orion on the same journey.

“If Artemis 1 launches no later than mid-2021, there will be no impact to Artemis 2,” Bridenstine told a senator this month who questioned the program’s schedule and cost.

Robert Zubrin described his work on the Ares team in 1988 that made the design for what became the SLS (Space Launch System). The thinking was that the Ares would be flying by 1994 as it was only the Space Shuttle stack without the orbiter.

Robert Zubrin described the 1988 work on the Ares which became SLS.

The RS-25 is the engine that powered the space shuttle during 30 years of operation. The RS-25 is one of the most tested large rocket engines in history, with more than 3,000 starts and more than 1 million seconds of total ground test and flight firing time. The SLS Program has an inventory of 16 RS25 flight engines, built by Aerojet Rocketdyne of Sacramento, California.

ASA Space Launch system is reusing and modifying Shuttle rockets and facilities. SLS and Orion will cost the United States more than $30 billion dollars before it has completed a single full launch. This will go over $40 billion by the time the system is ready to launch NASA astronauts.

$14 billion has been spent on the rockets between 2011 and 2018. This does not include billions more spent refurbishing and modifying aging Saturn and Shuttle-derived launch infrastructure at Kennedy Space Center.

Orion’s development has cost the U.S. about $16 billion since 2006. $4-6 billion more will be spent between now and 2023. This does not include the costs of production and operations once development is complete.

The Orion space capsule is NOT capable of landing on the Moon, much less Mars.

SOURCES- NASA, Robert Zubrin


Written By Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture.com

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Ten Times Cheaper But Better Food is Going to Radically Change Your

Nextbigfuture interviewed Tony Seba of RethinkX on their latest analysis of emerging global technology disruption. The new emerging technology is combining synthetic biology was fermentation to transform agriculture and many aspects of industry. In 2017, RethinkX and Tony Seba put out a report about the transformation of transportation into transportation as a service (Taas). The transportation vision is being realized by Elon Musk and Tesla, Waymo and ridesharing companies. Precision biology will displace, replace or transform agriculture by using designed microorganisms and adapting beer industry fermentation processes to produce food that is identical to milk and meat but without using animals. The first product we are seeing with mass impact is the Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat products that are impacting ground meat.

Highlights>

* This is taking processes from a $660+ billion beer industry and applying it to agriculture


* This transforms land, food, environment, our health and the economy


* Historical examples of less precise biology were already hugely impactful. Insulin was created with similar processes and the vitamin industry uses less precise version of these processes.


* First food products already have multi-billion companies


* We are domesticating micro and macro-organisms.

A number of vitamins and supplements are produced almost exclusively using PF. More recently, the process is being used to make collagen. Today, these products generate revenues of more than $100 billion worldwide every year.

The cost of PF is being driven ever lower by a steep decline in the cost of precision biology. As a result, the cost of producing a single molecule by PF has fallen from $1m/kg in 2000 to about $100/kg today. We expect the cost to fall below $10/kg by 2025.

The key is identifying and understanding the overall cost and technology disruption.

Impact of Food as a Software

Rapid advances in precision biology are allowing us to huge strides in precision fermentation, a process that allows us to program micro-organisms to produce almost any complex organic molecule. These advances are now being combined with an entirely new model of production we call Food-as-Software, in which individual molecules engineered by scientists are uploaded to databases – molecular cookbooks that food engineers anywhere in the World can use to design products in the same way that software developers design apps. This model ensures constant iteration so that products improve rapidly, with each version superior and cheaper than the last. It also ensures a production system that is completely decentralized and much more stable and resilient than industrial animal agriculture, with fermentation farms located in or close to towns and cities.

This rapid improvement is in stark contrast to the industrial livestock production model, which has all but reached its limits in terms of scale, reach, and efficiency. As the most inefficient and economically vulnerable part of this system, cow products will be the first to feel the full force of modern food’s disruptive power. Modern alternatives will be up to 100 times more land efficient, 10-25 times more feedstock efficient, 20 times more time-efficient, and 10 times more water-efficient. They will also produce an order of magnitude less waste.

Modern foods have already started disrupting the ground meat market, but once cost parity is reached, we believe in 2021-23, adoption will tip and accelerate exponentially. The disruption will play out in a number of ways and does not rely solely on the direct, one-for-one substitution of end products. In some markets, only a small percentage of the ingredients need to be replaced for an entire product to be disrupted. The whole of the cow milk industry, for example, will start to collapse once modern food technologies have replaced the proteins in a bottle of milk – just 3.3% of its content. The industry, which is already balancing on a knife edge, will thus be all but bankrupt by 2030.

This is not, therefore, one disruption but many in parallel, with each overlapping, reinforcing, and accelerating one another.

New technologies are driving the transformation of the food and agriculture sectors and the inevitable implications for the cattle industry in the U.S. The cost curves RethinkX hax produced are based on limited data given the early stage of the application of these technologies in food markets. These cost curves underpin the adoption and implications analysis presented in this paper. They should be seen as a ‘beta’ analysis or a ‘first pass’ and we will update them as more evidence emerges. We welcome feedback that will help in developing this analysis.

The cost of proteins will be five times cheaper by 2030 and 10 times cheaper by 2035 than existing animal proteins, before ultimately approaching the cost of sugar. They will also be superior in every key attribute – more nutritious, healthier, better tasting, and more convenient, with almost unimaginable variety. This means that, by 2030, modern food products will be higher quality and cost less than half as much to produce as the animal-derived products they replace.

By 2030, the number of cows in the U.S. will have fallen by 50% and the cattle farming industry will be all but bankrupt. All other livestock industries will suffer a similar fate, while the knock-on effects for crop farmers and businesses throughout the value chain will be severe.

“The cow has 4% feed efficiency. Fermentation has 40%-80% percent efficiency. This is a disruption waiting to happen.” -Tony Seba pic.twitter.com/1pWrtSrN1A

— RethinkX (@rethink_x) September 27, 2019

Modern foods will be cheaper and superior to animal-derived foods. The cost of modern food products will be half that of animal products and they will be superior in every functional attribute – more nutritious, tastier, and more convenient with much greater variety. Nutritional benefits could have a profound impact on health, both in a reduction in foodborne illness and in conditions such as heart disease, obesity, cancer, and diabetes that are estimated to cost the U.S. $1.7 trillion every year.

* Wider economic benefits will accrue from the reduction in the cost of food in the form of increased disposable incomes and from the wealth, jobs, and taxes that come from leading the way in modern food technologies.

* Environmental benefits will be profound, with net greenhouse gas emissions from the sector falling by 45% by 2030. Other issues such as international deforestation, species extinction, water scarcity, and aquatic pollution from animal waste, hormones, and antibiotics will be ameliorated as well. By 2035, lands previously used to produce animal foods in the U.S. could become a major carbon sink.

Interview with Tony Seba

Question How will this be different like prior generation manufactured food like twinkies or corn syrup?

Answer The proteins that are produced will be biologically identical to the products that we currently get from livestock. We will produce microbes via synthetic biology like producing yeast. This will be scaling something similar to beer industry processes for producing milk, meat and other products. The global beer industry is a $660+ billion industry.

The manufactured food of the food science of the 1950s to 1970s did not precisely replicate our food. This caused problems with public health.

Modern foods will not only produce food that is cheaper than animal-derived products, but superior in every conceivable way – in quality, taste, structure, nutrition, and impact on the environment and society. The improvements will ensure that adoption of new products begins before cost parity is reached, just as it has in some markets today. We see this with people paying more for Beyond Meat or Impossible Food products.

Question What is the timeline for this transformation?

Answer There will be four major waves of disruption.

What we eat:


1. Substitute ingredients. The one-for-one substitution of animal-derived ingredients. This is business adoption. Consumer preference is not a major factor.


2. Substitute end products. This is a business-to-consumer disruption:

The way we eat:


3. Fortification. The addition of ingredients made using modern production methods to existing food products.


4. Form factor. The replacement of existing forms of food with entirely new forms

The new industry only needs to disrupt 3.3% of the milk bottle – the key functional proteins – to bring about the collapse of the whole cow milk industry.

The $24 billion pet food market is where initial products and businesses will get scale.

However, this will completely transform the organization of our World and it will be driven by lower costing but better products.

SOURCES: Interview Tony Seba, RethinkX


Written By Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture.com

SpaceX Super Heavy Starship Should Reach Orbit March 2020

SpaceX Super Heavy Starship Should Reach Orbit March 2020

Brian Wang |
September 28, 2019 |

The main constraint on the Super-Heavy booster is ramping up the production of the Raptor engines. They will need 100 Raptor engines to get to the orbital test. They build one Raptor engine currently every eight days. On 2 months they want to get to one Raptor engine every two days. By Q12020, they want to get to one engine every day. This means the orbital flight would not be until about March, 2020.

This would be ahead of the Space Launch System launch which is looking like 2021. This should be ahead of the green run hold down fueled test of the Space Launch System.

SpaceX wants to be able eventually refly boosters up to 20 times a day.


They will fly the Starship about 3-4 times a day. The orbital limitation is about the orbits. This would not be a limitation for a point to point version.

The fully reusable fleet of Super Heavy Starship will increase humanities launch capacity by 10000 times. This is max theoretical.

With 20 rockets you could put 3 million tons per year into orbit.

SOURCES- Elon Musk, SpaceX


Written By Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture.com

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SpaceX Will Go To Orbit With Starship ASAP After 20 km Works

SpaceX Will Go To Orbit With Starship ASAP After 20 km Works

Brian Wang |
October 6, 2019 |

Elon Musk indicates that SpaceX will for orbit with Starship as soon as possible after the 20-kilometer test. The timing is based upon building the increased number of Raptor engines.

Three Raptor engines for the 20-kilometer flight


Six Raptor engines for an orbital flight with an expendable Starship without cargo


30 Raptor engines for an orbital flight with a minimal Super-heavy booster and Starship

Elon also tweeted that SpaceX was selected by NASA to launch the DART mission. This will be precursor mission to develop the capabilites to deflect asteroids.

SpaceX has a section on Starship and Super Heavy at their website.

If 20km works, then orbit

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 1, 2019

Excited about launching @NASA asteroid defense mission! #Armageddon69 https://t.co/6Hz4CKOLwU

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 4, 2019

Satellites Deliveries With Starship

SpaceX’s Starship and Super Heavy rocket are designed to deliver satellites to Earth orbit and beyond, at a lower marginal cost per launch than our current Falcon vehicles. With a 9m diameter forward payload compartment, larger than any other current or planned fairing, Starship creates possibilities for new missions, including space telescopes even larger than the James Webb.

Starship can deliver both cargo and people to and from the International Space Station. Starship’s forward payload volume is about 1,100 m3, providing significant capacity for in-space activities. The aft cargo containers can also host a variety of payloads.

Starship Moon Missions

Returning to the Moon and developing bases to support future space exploration requires the transport of large amounts of cargo to the Moon for research and human spaceflight development. The fully reusable Starship system is capable of supporting this effort by carrying the building blocks needed to enable a Moon base and by informing the development of propulsive landing systems to help realize this future.

SpaceX Starship Missions to Mars and Beyond

Building Moon bases and Mars cities will require affordable delivery of significant quantities of cargo and people. The fully reusable Starship system uses in-space propellant transfer to enable the delivery of over 100t of useful mass to the surface of the Moon or Mars. This system is designed to ultimately carry as many as 100 people on long-duration, interplanetary flights.

SOURCES- Elon Musk Twitter, SpaceX

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Tesla Buys Hibar Systems for Faster Battery Production – Assembling 1000 Parts Per Minute

Tesla Buys Hibar Systems for Faster Battery Production – Assembling 1000 Parts Per Minute

Brian Wang |
October 14, 2019 |

Tesla bought, Hibar Systems, a Richmond Hiller, Ontario-based battery maker. Hibar is a World leader in the development of battery manufacturing technology.

Hibar Systems was 30 years old. They have accumulated“technical know-how and manufacturing capability for automated production of lithium-ion, zinc chloride, lead acid, nickel metal hydride and alkaline batteries.

Hibar has operations in China and build state of the art automated systems.

Here is link to the old Hibar website.

Hibar is truly unique in its capability to provide the World’s leading manufacturers with innovative advanced automation solutions that are engineered specifically to suit their production automation requirements ranging from simple single station bottle filling systems to sophisticated high-speed assembly systems running in excess of 1000 parts per minute. This unique capability is made possible through Hibar’s vertically integrated structure. Our structure incorporates all facets of custom building state of the art automated systems including engineering, manufacturing, machine assembly, machine controls and system testing and qualification.

Our comprehensive self-contained organizational structure not only facilitates the efficient production of our standard products but it also enhances our ability to innovate. We can move quickly from concept to prototype to production as is required in the case of new and /or custom-engineered automated systems.

A highly disciplines approach is applied with very close coordination of all departments. This effort is supported from start to finish by our fully integrated ERP System for managing the thousands of components, operations and logistics required for creating such a diverse range of custom equipment.

SOURCES- Tesla, Wayback Machine, Hibar, Financial Times


Written By Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture.com

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