SpaceX Ready To Try Another Sea Landing With May 3 Launch

Posted: Apr 26 2016, 7:54am CDT | by , in Latest Science News


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SpaceX Ready to Try Another Sea Landing with May 3 Launch
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  • SpaceX looking Forward to Re-Enactment of Marine Landing

SpaceX is definitely looking forward to a re-enactment of the marine landing with its May 3rd launch. Let’s see how it goes when the time comes.

The California-based company, SpaceX hopes to repeat its recent landing experiment which was a success. That experiment took place on April 8th, 2016.

The official launch date may not have been announced just yet, but the trial is to take place willy-nilly.The main job is to launch a JCSAT-14 satellite.

It will be possible thanks to a Falcon 9 Full thrust rocket. This rocket will whisk off the Japanese satellite into outer space, according to Spaceflightinsider.

JCSAT-14 is built around the same design plan as SSL-1300. It will be replacing a previous satellite. It will elaborate the communication services lent by the earlier satellite across the Asia Pacific region.

These services will continue for the next decade and a half. This is not the first time that SpaceX is attempting such an endeavor. The next launch is set for May 3rd.

The rocket will not be the one previously used to launch the satellite. Already, the new rocket is being tested in accordance with the wishes of CEO Elon Musk.

The landing earlier this month was almost a miracle. It is a precarious job that requires extra vigilance. Yet under Elon Musk’s guidance, the impossible became possible.

The rocket landed on calm waters in an upright position. It was a time when everyone was watching and secretly praying that things go well. Finally, when it all went smooth as silk, there was applause at SpaceX headquarters.

A mastery of these missions is a very necessary part of the credo at SpaceX. This practice will come in handy in the launch of high velocity spacecraft in the future.

These satellites could reach a higher orbit than is achieved using our current knowledge and expertise. Payloads can then he sent into outer space with ease and finesse.

The recycling of rockets will cause a revolutionary change in the space program. For one thing, costs will get slashed exponentially. It will be a win-win situation where reliability, durability and reasonable prices will combine to make the race for space a hunky dory proposal.

The only thing to do for now is to keep our fingers crossed. How the May 3rd launch goes is what everyone is looking forward to.

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