On Thursday, SpaceKs founder Elon Musk announced that "radical changes" are coming to the design of the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), which is trying to go to Mars.
He left out any specific features of his plan, simply announcing that "SpaceKs no longer plans to upgrade the second phase of Falcon for reuse" and that it will be "Accelerate BFR instead." Musk called the new design "very exciting" and "pleasant counter-intuitive".
Earlier in November, Musk announced that the "Falcon 9 second phase would be upgraded to be a mini-BFR ship" to test the BFR components. His latest reader shows that this company is fully embedded in this plan and leaves the previously announced plans for upgrading the second phase of Falcon 9 so that it can be reused.
In September, Musk announced that Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire and art collector, will be the first BFR traveler. Together with eight artists, Maezak intends to complete a weekly mission called "# dearMoon".
The mission would launch a larger plan for the BFR, which will ultimately lead to Mars and help in its colonization. Musk says he wants to start a mission without a mission to Mars until 2022, and a mission to 2024.
Previously, the design for the BFR included a 180-meter high spacecraft at the top of a 230-foot burst rocket, which promised to increase up to 150 tons of cargo and ferry to Mars. It's unclear how much this will change under masculine redesigning.
The news is consistent with previous reports that many SpaceKs resources will be redirected to BFR by the end of 2019.