SpaceX Successfully Lands Fourth Rocket

Posted: May 28 2016, 9:47am CDT | by , in News | Latest Science News


SpaceX Successfully Lands Fourth Rocket
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  • SpaceX’s Success in Landing Booster beyond Falcon 9 Take-Off

SpaceX’s success was obvious in its landing of the fourth booster beyond the Falcon 9 take-off.

SpaceX managed to land its rocket on a ship in the Atlantic Ocean recently. This mission launched a commercial communications satellite in orbit around the earth. Elon Musk handled all the details from his vantage point on earth.

He gave some of his points of view on Twitter. Musk’s words were poignant since although his company had landed three Falcon 9 rockets safely until now, the operations were precarious at best.  

SpaceX often employs reusable rockets in a bid to cut costs. Elon Musk actually wants the company to spread out into aircraft too in the near future.

This is a part of his design to take his company farther on the road to progress. Yet the rockets that have been used a total of three times up until now have had parts of them damaged on a partial basis up until now.

The landings were also not an easy job to accomplish. As for the boosters, they dropped 70 miles and struck the environment. They encountered the heat at full tilt. Yet despite these challenges, the Falcon 9 rockets did manage to land upright and make it back home intact.  

The boosters play a crucial role in veering the rockets in the right direction. Musk oversaw the whole operation from his headquarters in Hawthorne, California.

The satellite that was launched weighs 6600 pounds. It was originally constructed from scratch by Orbital ATK. It will provide broadcast services to the Asian region for the next decade and a half. This will make the global village a truly harmonious place with a theocrasia of cultural commonality. 

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