Starship, SLS Could Supercharge Space Science Written 13 April 2022


Artist's rendtion of the Space Launch System. | NASA

Scientific American reports that NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS)’s massive size “could ultimately be a boon for scientists seeking to send larger, more ambitious spacecraft and telescopes throughout the solar system – and even beyond.” The article also reports that SpaceX’s Starship is even more promising. Southwest Research Institute’s Alan Stern said, “Starship holds the promise of transforming the solar system in a way we can’t really appreciate. It completely changes the game.” Stern noted about the SLS and Starship, “These rockets can enable whole new classes of missions – to all the giant planets and the Kuiper belt objects, to the ocean world satellites and the dwarf planets of the solar system.”
Full Story (Scientific American)