What is the latest achievement of SpaceX?
SpaceX aims to create history by launching its first recycled rocket. The Falcon 9 rocket, with the booster that was used earlier to supply food and goods to astronauts living at the international Space Station (ISS) is being used and the launch is scheduled at 6:27 pm, 30 March, 2017 from Cape Canaveral, Florida. It will carry a communication satellite for SES, a company based in Luxembourg.
What is SpaceX?
Space Exploration Technologies Corporation is an American aerospace producer and space transport services company. It is famous by the name SpaceX. The privately funded company was formed in 2002 by entrepreneur Elon Musk and is headquartered in Hawthorne, California.
What are the objectives of SpaceX?
The objectives of the company are reducing space transportation costs and aiming colonization of Mars. With these aims company manufactured Falcon launch vehicle series and the Dragon spacecraft family. The company has succeeded in developing technology that powers its boosters to land safely on ground or water after competing launch mission. This time too, the booster will land after the mission. So far the company has completed eight successful landings, five in the ocean and three on land. The company has thus succeeded to reuse rocket parts against the normal practice of jettisoning the rocket parts after each launch.
What are the major milestones of SpaceX?
The main achievements of SpaceX include:
• Falcon 1 in 2008 became the first privately-funded, liquid-propellant rocket to reach orbit.
• SpaceX is the first privately-funded company to successfully launch, orbit, and land a spacecraft (Dragon in 2010)
• In 2012 Dragon became the first space craft send by a private company to reach the International Space Station (Dragon in 2012).
• The reusable launch technology development programme was announced in 2001 and in December 2015, a first stage landed back successfully, becoming first such mission.
• In September 2016, the company announced a privately funded initiative to develop technology for manned interplanetary spaceflight.
• In February 2017, company announced its plan to send two private individuals on a free return trajectory around the Moon. The launch is proposed in 2018 and is expected to open a new era of space tourism.
( SpaceX succesfully fired and retrieved the recycled rocket as initially planned and thus created history. Congratulations to the SpaceX team. The historic feat will bring down costs associated with satellite launches and other space missions. Thus the succesful SpaceX mission opens up a new era in space technologies.)
SpaceX - Space Exploration Technologies Corporation
SpaceX aims to create history by launching its first recycled rocket. Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, SpaceX is an aerospace producer and space transport services company.