SpaceX's Vandenberg Air Force Base in California sends a Falcon 9 rocket on orbit Sunday with the force that regains the first stage that regains its third mission. First, the company continues as an engineer to achieve a long-term goal. – Roll the rocket on the backs of the day.
The great goal is still a short time ahead – SpaceX's CEO, Elon Musk, said that the 24-hour rocket might take place in May 2019, but the company is pushing efforts to reduce the number of flight time in the first phase.
Hans Koenigsmann, vice president of SpaceX's office and flight reliability, said in October that Falcon 9 rockets will launch more airplanes in the short term with the same airplane, a step-by-step approach that will continue with the Vandenberg Sunday mission, 140 km northwest of Los Angeles (About 225 kilometers) military base.
"So far, we have just won twice as much booster," said Koenigsmann. On October 3, 2008, Bremen spoke at the International Astronaut Conference in Germany. "In the beginning, we will start a booster three times, then four times, five times, August, etc. Of course, we must be careful to evaluate the boosters returned after multiple flights. Make sure we do not see wear and ruin in the wrong places."
SpaceX has the latest version of Falcon 9, known as Block 5, and was released on Sunday, May 11, at the Florida Kennedy Space Center. In that mission, booster-Bangabandhu 1 comsat set up a Bangladian orbit – the ship of the SpaceX ship began in the Atlantic Atlantic Atlantic, inspections and rehabilitations returned to Florida, and then headed south again. Cape Canaveral near the Air Force station with Merah Putih communications space.
After landing on the Atlantic drone aboard, the rockets returned to the shore and SpaceX crossed California for the third flight, when it passed this Sunday.
Falcon 9 is expected to accelerate rocket 10:31:47 AM PST (1:31:47 PM EST; 1831: 47 GMT) Vandenberg Space Launch Complex 4-East, opening at approximately half an hour speed. From Rubik's cube, twenty-four people of the refrigerator build on a 17-nation rocket, such as the US Department of Defense, Earth-imaging company Planet, International space agencies, universities and art museums.
Spaceflight, a Seattle-based Seattle-based small satellite service company, has reserved capacity for the Falcon 9 mission in 2015. Then, smallsat owners signed contracts for 357 miles (575 km) in the sun – Synchronous polar orbit.
SpaceX has planned for the third time to dry the first lands in a drone boat for the third time in the Atlantic Ocean of South Africa for the fourth quarter of the future.
When the new versions of Falcon 9 rocket block 5 introduced changes, to make it easier for the recovery and reuse of the first stages, Boosters once again flew into SpaceX's learning process, Koenigsmann said in October.
"One of the problems is fatigue," he said. "You need to see the life cycle in components. Turning around, you should basically have an eye on the fracture control and make sure you do not break these components. This is not new. Helicopters do right now. They are a key vibrating machine and continue with a number of cycles. maintenance or preventive maintenance.
"Something similar to here is what we can do in the rocket," continued Koenigsmann. "Basically, we can register the flight load, then register for a partial history, and we need to exchange it for a partial one. Ideally, you do not want to change the part."
Undoubtedly, after launching the Block 5 boosters, Koenigsmann said: "I'm really surprised. Starting the courses, the engines use a fairly cold gas flow from the start, so the engine (introduction again) needs to be flowed well … I was surprised at how the engines There are details that are kept, we receive damages and we made adjustments, which is why we have the following blocks: basically we make changes … to improve the vehicle, at that time, I'm happy. "
Satellite missions in geostationary orbit missions, over 22,000 miles (36,000 km) of Earth over the perception, reach speeds of more than 5,000 mph to recover the conditions of return to Earth. For a low load in the Earth's orbit, hundreds of thousands more, the first stage is not fast enough to travel.
"There are some of the hottest references, we still do something to improve and secure these jobs," said Koenigsmann. "In the end, the aim is to take the rocket and move it back and start it again. We aim to start it two days later, and that's a great deal if we do it."
"Most of the work is the engine," he said. "We're upgrading the engine. Most of the time, they are parts that are not for the next flight, so we've only exchanged parts. It's not a real damage. It's a type of preventative maintenance, we know that part of it is a mistake, so we're not taking any risks. We exchange it, we cause damages that fly out of the heat from the heat and cover the cover of the air, which is quite what it is. It's really not a bad thing. "
"The Aero cover is based on the race on the side," he said. "We enter tanks to ensure that there is no surge in the tank, and until now we have found only clean tank. In some cases we can see damages from the thermal protection system that causes Aero roofing, so that we can not break the extraction."
"The refurbishment and construction of a new rocket is cheaper," Koenigsmann said.
"This has not happened overnight," Koenigsmann announced the effort to reuse. "We have done this for many years, and we put a lot of money there, and we put our money there."
SpaceX had financial support, as well as the fortune of Musk, as well as venture capital investments, and Google's infusion by hand. The revenue from the company's nonprofit startup also generates money from commercial customers, including NASA and the United States of America. Cash bridges are contracted with SpaceX.
SpaceX has offered the price discounts of Falcon 9 for a price of $ 62 million, like the likes of the satellites for ready-use fire rewards or as SpaceX, a proven flight booster. Musk said that SpaceX would charge about $ 50 million in the first flight using the first flight and the company expects a "steady price reduction" to reuse rocket experience and SpaceX asks Musk to recapture and resume loudspeakers A $ 1 million investment.
In May, Musk said Falcon 9 was launching the cost of $ 5 million or $ 6 million in each flight over the next three years, and SpaceX immediately supposed boosters, charge shadows, and eventually Falcon 9, the second phase. But after considering the second phase of recovering the Falcon 9 phase two, it would travel faster than the first phase, and higher entry should be exceeded. Musk hit it on Nov. 16: "SpaceX will no longer upgrade Falcon 9. to use the second phase again".
In May, Falcon 9 announced that the marginal cost of launching the first stage of 60 percent, 20 percent from the second stage, 10 percent of the payment, aerodynamic coverage by air pressure from satellites. – And to test, test and mount rocket flight of around 10%.
SpaceX has successfully achieved one of its rockets in the orbital launch 31 times since December 2015. The 15,000-story impulse brings space speeds up to 5,000 mph (almost 2.3 km per second). The company has used the rocket for 17 times since March 2017.
SpaceX has launched twenty-six missions, which had been rescinded in January 2017 on a Falcon 9 rocket last September. The record-breaking flight record of almost two years ago is perfect, after two failures between 2015 and 2016, a flight and another in the marsh, a space station supply and a satelital satellite satellite owned by Israel. .
Sunday's mission marks the 64th flight of Falcon 9, the first version of SpaceX's workhorse since its opening in June 2010. The SSO-A mission goes well, SpaceX wants to continue marketing the new Falcon 9 rocket. In Cabo Cañaveral on Tuesday, another cargo for the flight station flight space.
"It is the other benefit or a side effect along with the reuse economy," said Koenigsmann. "And that's basically when you look at the booster after the flight, and you'll find things you do not see, any leaks or heat that you can see, or something like that. You can find loose hues, you need to protect more. It is valuable to get a more reliable rocket. You can really research.
"If you do not know what's going on, you'll be able to get a goPro place and start it. That's what we're doing, we're going to see it and go, OK, it seems okay, which is why we need to reinforce it. We're only signing up with local telemetry and getting all the high-speed data in it, especially in the vehicle, in a good state of view and in the vehicle's full load. It's important for us and try to improve the vehicle based on this data.
"So, there is no economic party," he said. "It really is really interesting to me. My work is reliable and reliability increases from reuse."
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