On Tuesday, Space X successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The rocket deployed an Indonesian media communications satellite into orbit, thereby exhibiting the reliability of the organization’s redesigned spacecraft. The launch occurred at 01:18 a.m. ET when 1.7 million pounds of thrust produced by nine Merlin engines ignited the 229-foot-tall Falcon 9 rocket which delicately ascended from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
This was the first time that the Falcon 9’s latest Block 5 booster was recycled subsequent to its initial launch on May 11. Elon Musk, the founder, and CEO of SpaceX stated Falcon 9’s Block 5 booster to be the most dependable rocket ever built by the company and said that SpaceX is planning to reduce the time consumed for recycling and reusing the rocket in its upcoming upgrades.
SpaceX successfully launched its new Falcon Heavy in February which is one of the greatest and most powerful rockets after Saturn V built by NASA. Saturn V was used to take astronauts to the moon and was last used in a mission in 1973. Musk believes that the Falcon Heavy could be recycled and can be reused to carry humans into space in the upcoming missions to Mars.
SpaceX has always kept reusability as their main objective as it could possibly reduce the expenses involved by a hundred times in a space mission. In 2016, SpaceX successfully landed its Falcon 9 booster in the Atlantic Ocean which was then recycled for a second launch the very next year.