One more ‘Musky’ update, because Elon Musk simply cannot be ignored from the headlines. SpaceX has successfully launched and then retrieved the first recycled rocket called Falcon 9 and marked it as the biggest leap in the history of space that will reduce the cost of satellite launching.
Reusing rockets? How does the idea even come into mind? Well, Elon Musk knows how to explain it. He said that he tried to explain his team to imagine that there was a pallet of cash that was plummeting through atmosphere and was going to burn up into ashes and smash into pieces, in such case, would they try to save it? Well of course, yes.
SpaceX launched its first pre-flown rocket and this is the first time anyone in the whole world, have ever reused a booster and relaunched it successfully into space. Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX said that this is a milestone in the history of space science and will be an ultimately huge revolution in spaceflight. Reusing and recycling space rockets, wow, I mean that is absolutely height of reusability; but hey we’re talking about Elon Musk here and it’s not his style unless it’s something with jaw-dropping WOAH-effect.
After more than two years of landing its rockets after launch, SpaceX finally sent one of its used Falcon 9s back into space. The rocket was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida yesterday evening, it sent a communication satellite for the SES company of Luxembourg into the orbit and then was successfully landed on one of the SpaceX’s drone ships in Atlantic Ocean. This was trip number 2 for Falcon 9 which was already launched and landed back during a mission in April.
And how exactly was it possible? Well it’s simple, SpaceX rockets don’t just smash-crash back to Earth, instead they come back vertically and land on ships in the middle of ocean, retrieve and refurbish it and reuse it for the next launch.
This is considered to be the biggest leap ever in the bids of reducing the cost of launching satellites and reusing these will help in reducing the launching cost, will save land and resources for a good quality.
Musk said that his mind was blown at the success of relaunch of a used rocket and he foresees dozens if not hundreds of repeat flights for a booster and rocket turnarounds of as little as 24 hours, perhaps by next year. Land, refuel and then back up again, with everything leading to one day putting humanity “out there among the stars.”