SpaceX All Set To Launch its Falcon 9 Rocket
It has been reported that SpaceX is all set to launch its Falcon 9 rocket tonight. According to Elon Musk's SpaceX team, if everything goes as per schedule, the 14-story tall rocket will be launched from Florida's Cape Canaveral Complex 40 launch pad at 10:50 PM ET.
According to the details released by SpaceX team, the Falcon 9 will jettison two commercial satellites into space. One of the satellites is from the French satellite provider Eutelsat and another is from Asia Broadcast Satellite.
As per scientists, these satellites will have to reach at a final operating post of 23,000 miles above the equator. The live telecast of this entire process is scheduled to begin at 10:30 PM ET.
SpaceX in the previous month had to forcefully postpone the launch of Falcon 9 several times before the final launch. For that launch, the company scrapped its primary plan to land the rocket on a floating barge in the Atlantic.
The company in its first attempt tried to land the falcon 9 on the 300-by-100-foot barge back in January, but the rocket exploded on impact.
As per sources, if the landing on barge would have been successful then it would have helped SpaceX to recycle the falcon 9 rocket.
It has been informed that the launch scheduled for tonight will end with a 'soft landing' in which the rocket will land in the ocean and will most likely not be recovered.
The SpaceX team said that if everything went as per plan then Falcon 9 will make another attempt. According to experts, the satellites aboard falcon 9 which will be placed in the orbit need some form of propulsion. Satellites in orbit achieve most of their movement through gravity; however, they still need propulsion systems to get into orbit, they said.
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