While the midnight tuned everyone to sleep in their beds comfortably in America, the aerospace company of Elon Musk – Space X is all set to achieve a major milestone on Tuesday. SpaceX, however, faced bankruptcy after failing three rocket launches. Now it has an aim to launch a workhorse rocket, Falcon 9 for the 50th time.
Will Falcon 9 for 50th Time Succeed?
This is a move of domination in the launch industry. “Falcon 9 flight 50 launches tonight, carrying Hispasat 30W-6 for Spain. At 6 metric tons and almost the size of a city bus, it will be the largest geostationary satellite we’ve ever flown,” Musk tweeted on Monday.
SpaceX has an hope on this rocket and it will fire off the rocket at 12.33 a.m. The Falcon 9 will probably launch in early hours of Tuesday from Cape Canaveral, Florida launch pad.
After 33 minutes of launch, the satellite must leave the rocket officially named – Hispasat 30W-6, into an orbit. The orbit distance lies about 22,300 miles above the earth. Once it gets there, it will hover above the surface of the planet. Moreover, it provides “television, broadband, corporate networks and other telecommunications solutions,” SpaceX said in a press kit for the mission.
If launch gets succeeded, then it will join the list of major successes of SpaceX. SpaceX successes include Falcon Heavy (world’s powerful operational rocket) and two experimental satellites -a plan of Musk to bathe Earth in high-speed, low-cost internet access.
SpaceX hosting this launch on its YouTube channel and the video begins just before the 15 minutes of Falcon 9 launch. However, the company has time till 2.33 a.m. to carry out the mission. If any problem arrives then launch could delay to a maximum of 24 hours.