SpaceX set to launch Wednesday morning


SpaceX set to launch Wednesday morning

Explaining the delay in the launch of SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, the company tweeted on Sunday: "Team at Vandenberg is taking additional time to perform final checkouts of upgraded fairing".

But now, due to the need of some final checks for the upgraded Falcon 9 fairing, the launch has been delayed.

The future is here, now and for proof just look back to the successful launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket a few weeks ago.

As for the payload, the mission's main goal is to launch Paz, a satellite that'll capture Earth images for a bunch of countries, including, as mentioned, Spain. Payload and vehicle remain healthy.

SpaceX has been upgrading its fairings as part of its bigger mission to recover and reuse Falcon 9 rocket parts. Further satellites will be launched in phases, with SpaceX intending to reach full capacity with more than 4,000 satellites in 2024.

SpaceX's aim is to reduce the cost of going into space and reusing components plays a major role in making that happen. The launch's primary mission is to deliver an observational satellite, called PAZ, for the Spanish government.

Paz won't be riding alone on the recycled Falcon 9. After that launch, the payload fairings used an onboard thruster system and a parachute to safely land in the Atlantic Ocean, reported.

As SpaceX prepares to launch another Falcon 9 rocket on Wednesday, the firm also won an endorsement last week from the top USA communications regulator to build a broadband network using satellites.

The space company has also re-used first-stage and second-stage rocket boosters, in addition to a previously flown Dragon spacecraft. There are also a couple of prototype satellites aboard - called Microsat-2a and Microsat-2b - that'll be part of a constellation of satellites called Starlink to beam superfast internet from space.



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