Publicado: Lun, Abril 15, 2019
Ciencia | Por Aurelio Ontiveros

SpaceX completes first paid flight of most powerful rocket

SpaceX completes first paid flight of most powerful rocket

This successful mission follows last year's first launch - a test that saw billionaire SpaceX boss Elon Musk send his own vehicle into orbit. But what was especially impressive this time around is the fact that they managed to retrieve all three of the Falcon Heavy's rocket boosters, as well as the payload fairings.

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The total cost of one of its Falcon 9 launches is estimated to reach £44 million ($61m), while each of its larger Falcon Heavy flights costs £65 million ($90m).

The launch on 26 April results in an arrival at the space station for a robotic capture by Expedition 59 crew members David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency and Nick Hague of NASA on Sunday, 28 April at 7 am EDT for a month-long stay.

'We have landed the center core for the first time, ' a SpaceX announcer said.

Following booster separation, Falcon Heavy's two side boosters landed at SpaceX's Landing Zones 1 and 2 (LZ-1 and LZ-2) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. In the 2018 test mission, Heavy's core booster missed the vessel and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean. 'Will be flown on Starlink mission later this year'. Almost half an hour after taking off from Cape Canaveral aboard the Falcon Heavy, the satellite separated from the rocket and was placed in a geo-synchronous orbit where it will remain for years.

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The world's most powerful rocket ship has made history.

Unfortunately, all previous attempts had failed and the fairings landed in the ocean. Check back then to see if SpaceX can pull off a triple landing this time.

Unfortunately, the fairing halves have proven hard to recover.

As well as having its first commercial payload, it was also the first time the three lower boosters of the rocket returned to Earth successfully. These boosters have been part of the Falcon 9 rocket for nearly a year and offer better thrust, improved landing legs and other features that make retrieval easier.

Ultimately, NASA decided that it would stick with the SLS to perform the mission, but Bridenstine noted that the Falcon Heavy could become a part of NASA's long-term plans in the future.

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