Publicado: Vie, May 11, 2018
Ciencia | Por Aurelio Ontiveros

SpaceX is about to test its new rocket for astronauts

SpaceX is about to test its new rocket for astronauts

Thursday afternoon SpaceX said liftoff is now targeted for 5:47 pm.

After the launch, SpaceX will attempt to land the rocket's first stage on a drone ship (called "Of Course I Still Love You") off the Florida coast.

Maiden launch of Block 5 rocket.

With 58 seconds left before takeoff, Hawthorne-based SpaceX delayed the highly-anticipated launch of its new Block 5 Falcon 9 rocket Thursday from Cape Canaveral, Florida because of unknown technical reasons.

This is a busy time for SpaceX, which recently launched its 14 resupply mission to the International Space Station, sent 10 next-generation satellites into orbit for Iridium Communications and launched NASA's TESS exoplanet hunter.

The Bangabandhu-1 will provide services in three categories-broadcasting, telecommunication and data communication-and also help boost the development of the country's telecommunication sector, said Palak.

Musk said he was proud of the SpaceX team who worked hard prior to the launch to make it a successful one.

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Y siguió: "Si al de al lado le va bien, a nosotros también nos va a ir bien. Tenemos que creer en lo que estamos haciendo . "Este camino va en serio".

It has stronger landing legs, better landing control and is completely reusable. Indeed, numerous changes to the Block 5 have been have been deployed and refined aboard Block 3 and Block 4 rockets.

Reusing the rockets is a major cost-saving step for space travel. That makes it easier and faster to produce, according to a Reddit question and answer session hosted by Andy Lambert, SpaceX's vice president of production.

Musk estimated that the Block 5 version of the rocket will fly about 300 times before the line is retired. In fact, rockets have to be disassembled and completely overhauled every time.

The launch of the Falcon 9 rocket Block 5 is a monumental event and may change the trajectory of space travel if the mission goes as expected. "It's a reliability upgrade that combines reliability and reusability". In all, the rocket has a 130-minute launch window.

The SpaceX boss has said that cutting down on labor costs could also reduce the cost of each rocket, perhaps by as much as 30%.

Musk conceded that NASA concerns led the company to develop a contingency plan to use a different kind of vessel to hold the pressurized gases needed to operate the rocket, but didn't think it would be necessary.

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