Published: Wed, August 07, 2019
Sci-tech | By Patricia Wade

SpaceX Rocket Launch Of AMOS-17 Set For August 6, 2019

SpaceX Rocket Launch Of AMOS-17 Set For August 6, 2019

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted the satellite into space overnight from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. In a first, SpaceX launched an expendable, twice-flown Falcon 9 rocket on a satellite launch mission on 6 August and captured the rocket's fairing for reuse in future missions. SpaceX opted to postpone the launch to exchange the suspect valve and carry out a second static fireplace take a look at on the booster.

This is a clever way to drum up more business for SpaceX. After he attended and watched the launch of NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission it gave him what is known in the space community as "rocket fever". The already existing system of launching space rockets was centered around the large customers with the big payload. (SpaceX did not state the total weight the deployer could hold for these ride-shares.) Once in orbit, each satellite will be deployed into space one by one by the tube. If the launch is done, we will get the updates on the SpaceX website for sure.

Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX sent up the first batch of its own satellites earlier this year, a key step toward creating a constellation that beams broadband to under-served areas across the globe. Quickly after, SpaceX tweeted that the corporate was working in the direction of a Tuesday night launch.

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The company stated that it was committed to serve the changing commercial market by addressing the needs of small satellite operators with reliable, cost-effective, regularly scheduled, dedicated rideshare launch missions.

When asked about the reason behind this initiative, Elon Musk had this to say, "Just like larger satellite operators, small satellite operators want to launch when they're ready to launch on a reliable vehicle with a competitive price". "I believe they are doing a very good job".

The satellite's heavy payload and Geo Stationary Transfer Orbit requires the first stage rocket to reach a significantly higher altitude than other recovered missions with less fuel to slow its descent. The second and third flights are set for the first quarter of 2022 and the first quarter of 2023, respectively.

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