SpaceX To Relaunch Falcon 9 This December

Posted: Oct 17 2015, 5:06am CDT | by , Updated: Oct 17 2015, 5:08am CDT, in News | Latest Science News

SpaceX to Relaunch Falcon 9 This December
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  • Revamped SpaceX Rocket to undergo Launch Mission in December

A repaired SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is to undergo a launch mission in December. It had been damaged but it will undergo reconstruction for the future journey into outer space.

SpaceX is ready to rumble. It’s broken-down Falcon 9 rocket will get souped up and refurbished so that pretty soon it will be as good as new. And sometime in mid-December, the flight of the spacecraft into the final frontier will take place, according to WSJ. This will occur just half a year after the rocket virtually exploded in its mission. But that was then and this is now.

The rocket has a height of 208 feet. It was hauling a load of cargo for the ISS when it exploded causing extensive damage worth many dollars and cents. That was in June and since then several reparations have been made to restore the rocket back to its original state.

The main reason behind the malfunction and accident was a rickety bracket in the liquid oxygen tank. Murphy’s Law of “anything that can go wrong, will go wrong” holds true here. The tank had blasted due to a bottle of pressurized helium being set off inside the tank.

Within the subsequent one or two months, the damage will be technologically mended and things will be hunky dory. The Falcon 9 rocket has had a dozen and a half fruitful flights. This one case of failure does not make the mission a dismal case at all.

It just shows that our failures are actually stepping stones to success. It will be carrying a communication satellite on board this time. The landing of the rocket on a platform is also a task in itself and it will be attempted soon enough. Revamping its rockets is a strategy meant to cut costs. It shows the smart and clever brains behind the whole scheme of space exploration.

The upgrade the Falcon 9 rocket will receive will have it looking shiny and new like it hadn’t even suffered a single dent. Then it will be time for SpaceX to get back to basics and relaunch the rocket. It just shows that life still goes on despite occasional setbacks.

SpaceX is seeking a military contract too and the paperwork for this is in its preliminary stages. The agency that is SpaceX is adept at what it does and its administration does not shirk from taking risks. For risk is the price that has to be paid if any progress is to take place.

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