SpaceX managed to succeed on the launch of its Falcon 9 rocket from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station a few hours ago. Today’s SpaceX rocket launch Falcon 9 carries three spacecraft including Israeli’s moon lander.
With this landmark, Israel becomes the 4th nation to land its rocket on the surface of the Moon followed by Russia, the U.S, and China.
As far as the expert’s prediction, it will take near about 2 months for the lunar lander from Israel to land its feet on the moon surface. The 4 legged lunar landers of Israel expected to land its feet on coming April 11th of 2019, if all things go in a smooth way.
When did SpaceX Falcon 9 launch?
The officials of SpaceX have confirmed the new of its space vehicle will carry Nusantara Satu (PSN VI) and the Spaceflight GTO – 1 along with the Space Lunar Lander Beresheet on Friday, 22nd of February 2019 around 1.45UTC.
The Falcon 9 gets a 32 minute of the window to enter into the precious cargo before getting launch into space. And also, the sender SpaceX transmits the live telecast of the launch right before the 15 mins of scheduled time.
SpaceX Rocket Booster
After the successful launch of the space craft’s into space, the world’s most exciting “passenger” Falcon 9 is planned to land on the “Of Course I Still Love You” drone-ship which was placed in the Atlantic Ocean.
The complete Nusantara Satu Mission of SpaceX was telecasted here https://www.spacex.com/webcast still viewers can view the recorded video of the launch by visiting that official URL of SpaceX.
The latest tweet from the SpaceX confirms that entire process Launch, Landing and the deployments of the customer payload were successfully accomplished.
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Lets wide up from basic information about the company SpaceX
SpaceX it is a Space Exploration Technologies Corp, a private American aerospace manufacturer and also the space transportation service providing company founded in 2002 by the Entrepreneur Elon Musk.
The main motivation of the staring the SpaceX is to reduce the costs for doing space transportation and to bring the dream of starting colonies in Mars to reality.
So far, the company successfully developed the space transportation vehicle Falcon and the Dragon Spacecraft. Both those vehicles can currently operational on delivering payloads to the earth orbit.
Launching Facilities of SpaceX
Right now, the company has 3 operational launching base cited in Cape Canaveral, Vandenberg Air Force Base, and the Kennedy Space Center. However, the company is constructing its 4th launching facility in Brownsville, Texas.
The company has issued a statement that it works on a unique niche for each launching pads in order to fulfill the launching business needs.
Fascinating Facts about SpaceX
- It was the first ever private firm to launch a rocket into the earth orbit and to recover the spaceflight back to earth
- On 2010, the company SpaceX successfully sent a spacecraft to the international space station.
- The first ever landing of propulsive orbital rocket Falcon 9 happened in 2015 and the first ever reuse of the Falcon 9 happened in 2017.
- The founder of the SpaceX Elon musk a South African was a co-founder of PayPal, after cashing out from that venture, he invested a lot in electric cars and SpaceX
- It is the first private company to launch a spacecraft that circled the globe twice before it landed in the Pacific Ocean.
- Currently, the company SpaceX is working on a mission to Mars and the estimated price is around $400 million.
- SpaceX shows the innovative way of entering into space at a cheap cost.
The upcoming rocket launch list
Date: March 2, 2019
Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9 | Crew Dragon Demo 1
Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Crew Dragon spacecraft on an uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station under the auspices of NASA’s commercial crew program.
Launch Site: Kennedy Space Center – LC-39A
Date: March 2019
Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon Heavy | Arabsat 6A
Mission: A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket to provide Ku-band and Ka-band communications coverage over the Middle East and North Africa regions, and also in South Africa.
Launch Site: Kennedy Space Center – LC-39A
Date: March 13, 2019
Vehicle: ULA Delta 4 | WGS 10
Mission: A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket will launch to serve U.S. military forces. The rocket will fly in the Medium+ (5,4) configuration with four solid rocket boosters.
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station – SLC-37B
Date: April 2019
Vehicle: ULA Atlas V | CST-100 Starliner Orbital Flight Test
Mission: A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, an unpiloted Orbital Test Flight to the International Space Station and will return with 2 crew members.
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station – SLC-41
Date: April 25, 2019
Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9 | CRS 17
Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch with the mission for delivering 17th operational cargo flight to the International Space Station.
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, Florida