SpaceCs Falcon 9 launches Bangabandhu-1 communications satellite from NASA's Kennedy Space Center on May 11, 2018. The first phase of the same Falcon 9 launched another satellite in August 2018, and it is planned to build at least 64 small satellites at SOS -A rideshare mission, which was supposed to start on November 19th.
The time for rowing will not be on Monday (November 19th).
A two-stage SpaceKs Falcon 9 rocket with at least 64 small satellites was scheduled for launch at 13:31 p.m. EST (Monday 1831) on Monday from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base.
The first Falcon 9 first phase already has two flights under its belt, and on Monday it had the opportunity to mark the first third mission for the SpaceKs missile core. But we will have to wait a little for this milestone to meet. [See the Evolution of SpaceX’s Rockets in Pictures]
"Standing Monday from an attempt to launch Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express to implement additional pre-summer inspections. When we're done, we will confirm the new launch date," SpaceKs spokeswoman said via Twitter on Saturday (November 17th).
They did not offer additional details, so it is unclear what caused the call for further review.
The first Falcon 9 phase to help the SSO-A loft has already flown twice this year. It launched the Bangabandhu-1 satellite communications satellite for the Bangladeshi government in May and the Merah Putih satellite for PT Telco Indonesia in August.
This reuse is a key priority for SpaceKs and its founder and executive director, Elon Musk, who often and repeatedly intend to reduce aircraft costs. The third launch of the same Falcon 9 rocket would therefore mark an important step towards achieving the long-term goals of the company.
In addition to these same lines: SpaceKs planned to reuse the falcon 9 of the upper phase, but it is no longer in the charts, it was announced yesterday.
"Btv, SpaceKs no longer plans to upgrade the Falcon 9 second phase for reuse, instead of accelerating BFR, the new design is very exciting!" said Musk via Twitter.
BFR, or "Big Falcon Rocket", is a huge duo of a rocket launcher that SpaceKs is developing to help people in Mars and other destinations in the Solar System. The first BFR Mars missions could launch in 2020 if everything is in line with the plan, Musk said. (You can read about the new BFR design here.)
BFR will be a versatile system that can implement all planned activities of SpaceKs, from launching satellites to transporting people at points to points around the Earth, said Musk. In fact, SpaceKs aims to eliminate its Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavi missiles and its Dragon cap after BFR becomes online.
When the SSO-A is raised, it will have at least 64 small satellites on the low-Earth orbit. These useful users are different lots; More than 30 of them are provided by international organizations, which together include 18 different countries, say Spaceflight spokespersons, the mission-management services that they have merged together.
This crazy satellite record is not the record of all time. In February 2017, a rocket of the Indian polar satellite launcher "Indian Polar" launched 104 space planes, of which the vast majority of small "nanosets" to Earth's orbit.
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