An executive at a satellite company whose payload is set to ride on the first voyage of a reused SpaceX rocket booster this week says he expects sending up used rockets will become routine within 18 months. "Targeting Thursday, March 30 for Falcon 9 launch of SES-10 [satellite]", the tweet stated on Monday.
The Falcon 9 rocket slated to take off Wednesday from Cape Canaveral has flown before, marking the first time SpaceX will again fly one of the 14-story-tall boosters it recovered from past missions.
SpaceX has since been testing the recovered rockets to ascertain if they will be able to make the journey again and how much repairs are required to make that happen. Up until now, practically all rockets that can achieve orbit are either destroyed or go unrecovered after each mission.
But SpaceX won't be reusing just one but five reusable Falcon 9 rockets this year. The rocket stage being used was used previous year to launch a payload to the International Space Station (ISS).
The primary objective behind the formation of SpaceX was to work on the reduction of costs for space flights by reusing the rockets.
SES chief technology officer Martin Halliwell said he has little worry about this week's launch, scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday.
SpaceX, founded by billionaire and CEO Elon Musk, inked a deal in August 2016 with telecommunications giant SES, to refly a "Flight-Proven" Falcon 9 booster. While that's still expensive (for perspective, you could buy about 20 Veyrons with that kind of cash), a savings of $20 million per launch is kind of like getting a "Launch 2, Get 1 Free" deal.
Relying on the Falcon 9's repurposed lower stage-including nine refurbished main engines meant to propel a European commercial satellite into Earth's orbit-the blastoff slated for Thursday from Florida's Kennedy Space Center will mark the culmination of years of intense planning, testing and public advocacy by the company. This is the second time this booster has test fired its engines on a launch pad at Cape Canaveral.
The SES 10 communications satellite, owned by SES of Luxembourg, will provide direct-to-home TV broadcasting and other telecommunication services for Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America.
".I think that Elon Musk remains dedicated to his long term goals and long-term vision, so they would continue working toward that goal". Right now, there's a 70% chance weather conditions will be in SpaceX's favor according to Patrick Air Force Base and the 45th Weather Squadron.
This incident is just another wrong turn for the company, still struggling to overcome recent negative publicity. In February, Uber was accused of stealing company secrets from Google's self-driving auto project Waymo.
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