Posted Jan.8th, 2021, viewed 41 times
The Myth About ELON Musk SpaceX
Elon Musk, also known as Entrepreneurial Thought Leader, is an American business magnate, aerospace engineer and inventor. He is currently the CEO, chief executive and product architect of SpaceX; founding partner, owner and lead engineer of Tesla, Inc; co-owner and co-leader of The Boeing Company; and founding member and technical architect of Open AI. Before turning his attention to the business of space travel, he was involved in the development of PayPal and delivered multiple deals InventHelp through his companies, Tesla and The Boring Company. In fact, Musk is responsible for the designing of one of the earliest and smallest online trading systems ever, though that business ultimately became underwritten by another company.
SpaceX is designed to launch and deliver satellites into orbit, providing global coverage at a lower cost than competing services. This has been done before with respect to communications satellites, but with a much larger and more sophisticated technology that will allow these operations to be expanded into the outer atmosphere. By doing this, it provides a more flexible launching capability for national security requirements while reducing the cost and risk of launching and operating a national space system from U.S. soil. It is this ability to reach beyond the atmosphere that sets it apart.
Musk's background as a designer is also noteworthy. He has previously worked at both Boeing and NASA as a mechanical engineer, so it is no surprise that his creations have a superior feel and function compared to InventHelp competitors who only have a faint military presence. Like all designers, Musk also has a strong leadership style and visions for the future. This can be seen in his support of both the Boring Company and the reusable design approach favored by The Boeing Company.
The reusable Boring Company approach takes advantage of innovative technology developed by The Boeing Company. This approach makes use of heat-resistant foam, which could be used for a wide variety of spacecraft designs. It is this "design within a design" mentality that makes this approach stands out. The Boring Company also took advantage of its design expertise when developing the VASIMR (Void Attitude and Mass Integration). This concept uses two solid stages to achieve this objective. The VASIMR concept is similar to the philosophy of reusable architecture.
What does all of this mean for the United States? It means that we have a design service that can adapt to the needs of a wide variety of national priorities and budgetary constraints. It means we have a national space program that can produce design concepts and engineering solutions that are affordable and capable of reaching our space goals. It means that we have a program that is grounded on the reality that we live in a changing InventHelp climate.
All of this speaks to the importance of keeping our program flexible and innovative. We must always strive to do things differently, but in the face of those differences we must find a solution. This is why keeping the costs low is so important. While the Musk Companies has had significant success in developing and manufacturing various types of capsules and systems, keeping them low-cost and high-performance requires a different approach.
Does it mean we are stuck with old technologies? Of course not. The design capabilities of these capsules and systems are constantly getting better, as evidenced by both the VASIMR concept and the development of the SLS (Space Launch System) program. While we have yet to develop a vehicle capable of reaching space, we have made great strides in developing systems and capsules capable of doing so. Keeping up with the pace is necessary.
So where does that leave us? Well, as noted earlier, keeping costs low is key. That in itself will drive the design changes we need to make. And yes, we will still need some more innovative and forward-looking technologies. But for the most part we are now at the point where we can make the necessary design changes to keep our costs lower and our capabilities higher. And in the long run, this should be more than enough to keep our astronauts safe.
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