Published: Fri, January 03, 2020
Sci-tech | By Patricia Wade

SpaceX to launch 60 satellites on Jan 6

SpaceX to launch 60 satellites on Jan 6

Having two companies with spacecraft certified for human flight in the USA will mean those players have more revenue and available capital to re-invest in the ecosystem, including through partners and suppliers, and it also potentially means that private commercial astronauts will have more opportunity to take a ride and embark on missions for commercial research, experimentation and development in space.

For NASA to maintain its presence aboard the International Space Station, it needs an easy way to send its astronauts into space.

The simulation showed astronauts arriving to the launchpad in a vehicle that looks like a Tesla, a company also created by Musk.

Elon Musk of SpaceX welcomed the New Year by releasing a simulation video of the company's Crew Dragon capsule transporting astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS).

SpaceX is slated to launch its crewed missions from NASA's Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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SpaceX saw explodes one of his Crew Dragon capsules during a field test at the beginning of the year. Currently, the capsule is being prepped for its first crewed Demo-2 test flight to the ISS scheduled in the first quarter of 2020.

NASA opted to ask the private sector to develop a replacement for the space shuttle so NASA could focus on exploring deeper into the cosmos.

For SpaceX the test marks a significant step after an explosion during tests of Crew Dragon in April that engulfed the empty capsule in fire and smoke.

Those delays recently caught the ire of NASA Administrator, Jim Bridenstine who held a joint conference with SpaceX CEO Elon Musk after maligning the company on Twitter. Both of the partners the agency selected to work with it on returning human launch capabilities to American soil, Boeing and SpaceX, are in the process of accomplishing the last key things they need to get done before actually putting astronauts on board their spacecraft, and it seems very likely that 2020 is when we'll finally see those missions fly. The "or so" statement is because 9 of the previously launch satellites (Test craft version 0.9) are reportedly having their orbits lowered in order to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere and burn up over the next few months.

The two-minute clip shows flight crew boarding the capsule, countdown, take off and separation from the Falcon 9 rocket.

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