SpaceX re-useable rocket misses landing ship

Tanya Simon
February 18, 2020

Although experts state that this work will be problematic, SpaceX does not intend to stop. Eastern from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on a mission that contrasted from past Starlink dispatches.

The launch went off without a hitch following a 24-hour delay due to an issue with a valve component on the rocket's second stage. The fog, which poses a risk for takeoff, was scattered just before take off.

US private space company SpaceX launched its fifth batch of 60 Starlink satellites into space on Monday, in an effort to build at minimum a 12,000-strong satellite network capable of providing broadband internet services. Along with these satellites, the number of Starlink satellites circulating in the atmosphere has reached 300. The Falcon 9 rocket launched was last used 72 days ago, meaning the private spaceflight company founded by Elon Musk in 2002 nearly broke the record for fastest space vessel turnaround held by NASA's space shuttle, The Verge reported. But this time the rocket failed the mark by a pinch. The booster had a lifespan, as it launched three previous SpaceX missions in 2019 before Monday's Starlink mission.

After Falcon 9's stage separation, SpaceX will land Falcon 9's first stage on the "Of Course I Still Love You" drone ship stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

SpaceX launches fifth batch of Starlink satellites, misses booster landing

Since then, SpaceX's landings have become largely routine.

Musk and SpaceX have not responded to requests for more information. It has attempted 12 catches so far, and has also recovered fairings by retrieving them intact from the ocean after a water landing, although that process is more hard and costly, so it's really hoping to improve the success rate of the net-based catches.

Founded in 2002, SpaceX aims to revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets, according to its website. However, Musk has ambitions to send another 12,000 craft up into orbit (and as many as 40,000 in total over time) although a service can be started with far fewer satellites in orbit. In addition, the CEO previously tweeted on Starlink. It is stated that the company will activate the Starlink network this year.

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