A launch mission planned by SpaceX will hopefully take place from the Kennedy Space Center by November 17th.
SpaceX had set November 17th as the date when its Falcon 9 rocket will launch from Florida. It will be headed for the ISS and the launch pad will be situated at the Kennedy Space Center.
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The Air Force’s 45th Space Wing gave its full approval for the mission, according to FloridaToday. A general meeting in Orlando confirmed this much.
One of the members of the meeting spoke of how on the whole everybody was happy to see SpaceX going back to its former confident self under the able leadership of Elon Musk.
However, no one should get ready to view the launch event just yet. Regardless of the fact that it has made the announcement, SpaceX has not yet finished its investigation into the Falcon 9 explosion which took place at Cape Canaveral on the 1st of September.
NASA has not set a definitive launch date for the mission. It is all a matter of tentative planning right now. This is SpaceX’s tenth mission on contract from the ISS administration.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has said that he is not going to be discouraged by such a thing as temporary failure. Success comes to those who use failures as stepping stones. He talked about the colonization of the Red Planet at the space conference which took place in Mexico.
He also wants to go ahead with the investigation into the real causes of the explosion which took place. Elon Musk spoke of how it was his top priority to look into the matter and find out ways of preventing such a disaster in future times.
Musk expatiated on the issue by saying that all the big problems that might have occurred had been exhausted. Now only the few small margins of error were left to explore.
SpaceX has laid out the fact that the helium system had a breach in it while the pressurizing of the liquid oxygen tank took place. This is the most probable cause of the catastrophe.
The whole mishap occurred while the rocket had fuel delivered to its fuel tank. Another similar fiasco took place in June of 2015. Musk has said that the failure was a part and parcel of the risks involved in space travel.