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Historic Third Launch Delayed Of Used Rocket By SpaceX

Historic Third Launch Delayed Of Used Rocket By SpaceX
George Davis
Written by George Davis

The Spaceflight history that was scheduled on November 19 wouldn’t be happening for now. A 2-stage SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket peaked with at least 64 tiny satellites was been planned to blast-off on Monday at 1:31 p.m. EST (1831 GMT) from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

This first stage of Falcon 9 already has accomplished 2 flights and launch of Monday would have marked the first-ever 3rd assignment for a SpaceX rocket core. However, we will have to wait a bit longer for that landmark to be accomplished.

On November 17, via Twitter, representatives for SpaceX mentioned, “Standing down from lift-off attempt on Monday of Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express to carry out additional pre-flight examinations. Once finished, we will bear out a new launch date.” They did not provide further particulars, so it is indistinct what problem surfaced the call for additional examination.

The Falcon 9 first stage that would assist in launching the SSO-A has already soared two times this year. It lifted-off the Bangabandhu-1 communications satellite in May for the Bangladesh government and the Merah Putih satellite in August for PT Telkom Indonesia.

Such reuse is a major precedence for SpaceX and Elon Musk, its CEO & founder, who intends to cut the price of spaceflight by soaring rockets often and frequently. A 3rd launch of the identical Falcon 9 rocket would thus mark a momentous step toward attaining the long-term objectives of the company.

On the other end, a few days subsequent to a succinct emergence in Arizona, the next Falcon Heavy side booster of SpaceX has been speckled vertical at the firm’s McGregor, Texas first-stage test stand, possibly just days away from the first static-fire ignition test of the rocket.

This hardware, by all looks a newly fabricated booster, is the foremost public evidence of stern preparations for the 2nd flight of Falcon Heavy of SpaceX.

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George Davis

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