SpaceX has once again successfully launched and landed rockets fly
SpaceX writes history before our eyes, the letter is displayed in the form of reusable rockets, but the company has just started to recover their creations in the space after the first run. Earlier this week, SpaceX postponed the launch of its first Bulgarian cargo, BulgariaSat-1 satellite. Today, the rocket took off and went into orbit without incident.
It was an important launch for both companies. For SpaceX's second demonstration of the possibilities of reusable rockets. Bulgaria is the country's first satellite at all. BulgariaSat-1 is based on the SSL 1300 platform and will provide high-quality television and other services. satellite power is supplied through six solar panels and is the first satellite in geostationary orbit, located over Bulgaria. It is expected to be in operation for 15 years or more.
The satellite was launched into the desired orbit and ready for deployment. Elon Musk said that returning the rocket "a little burnt and badly hit the deck, but otherwise good." Only suppressed "aluminum honeycomb cartridges" that can be replaced in a couple of hours.
Rocket is extra toasty and hit the deck hard (used almost all of the emergency crush core), but otherwise good - Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 23, 2017
Many people have asked that the mask is thinking about returning this missile for the third time, but he left to answer. Even if specifically this rocket did not get back into operation, the concept of reusable rockets will significantly reduce the cost of launching satellites at all. Even two or three starts of the same vessel will be a major step forward compared to the previous single-use system. There is also evidence that SpaceX has significantly reduced the price of United Launch Alliance to launch.
to prove that the company can send its missiles many times, it is also very important for SpaceX - it needs to restore the reputation of after the loss of valuable goods in the last 24 months. The company conducted a thorough investigation of the processes and procedures associated with failures, and believes that solved the problems. In general, SpaceX is implementing the plan for the use of reusable rockets faster than many expected.
SpaceX launch this weekend is not completed. On Sunday, the company will display the new Falcon 9 and 10 Iridium NEXT satellites.