SpaceX Successfully Launches Falcon Heavy Rocket for the Pentagon
SpaceX Successfully Launches Falcon Heavy Rocket for the Pentagon. On Tuesday morning, space company SpaceX launched its Falcon-Heavy launcher for the third time. The intention was to bring 24 military satellites into space.
The heavy launcher departed at 7.30 am UK time from the Cape Canaveral base in Florida. The payload consists of 24 artisans from various authorities and organizations such as the American space agency NASA, all under the umbrella of the Pentagon.
That also immediately wanted to see to what extent the launcher could bring military satellites into space, according to Florida Today. The heaviest was the DSX, a research satellite of the American Air Force.
Some artists, for example, collect weather and climate data, others test new technology for telescopes.
The stakeout started 29 minutes after the start. The entire operation required several manoeuvres and fires of the upper staircase. The two push rockets of the Falcon landed on Cape Canaveral as planned – almost simultaneously.
However, the central first stage splashed in the water instead of the, Of Course, I Still Love You. However, for the first time, the company managed to recover half of the nose cone. SpaceX can reduce the launch cost by reusing rocket components.
It was the third launch of a Falcon Heavy. During the test launch In February last year, the space company deposited Tesla Roadster in space as a demonstration.
The sports car, which is still in orbit around the sun, is now located some 311 million kilometres from our planet. In April the useful cargo was the Saudi Arabsat-6a. The push rockets used at that time were currently deployed again, says SpaceX.