Published By : 05 Jun 2017 | Published By : QYRESEARCH
Even after running two days late, on Saturday, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was launched from the Kennedy Space Center. It boosted an earlier flown Dragon cargo ship for its second flight for delivering equipment and supplies to the International Space Station. In spite of the earlier concerns related to the afternoon clouds and weather conditions, the situations were still in limits as the Earth’s rotation help carrying the pad 39A into the space station’s orbit plane and the engines of the Falcon 9 roared to get launched at 5:07 p.m. E.T.
The Falcon 9 climbed away to the northeast direction into the orbital plane of the station and accelerated as it lost weight and disbursed its load of the first-stage propellants. After two minutes and 25 seconds of the liftoff, the shutdown of the first stage engine took place and after few seconds the stage fell and the engine powering its upper stage got ignited got a blast to the orbit. After this launch, the recoveries of SpaceX stands after 16 attempts at 11 successes with five landings at the Air Force station and six stage ones.
Success of SpaceX and Further Projects
The prime elements in the SpaceX project are refurbishing after recovering and then re-launching and the founder of SpacceX, Elon Musk wants to do them in low costs. Keeping pace with the theme, the second flight of the Dragon cargo after the program ended in 2011, has returned to space. Of all the cargo ships, SpaceX’s Dragon, Japan’s HTV, Orbital ATK’s Cygnus, and the Russian Progress, only the Dragon has been designed to return back to Earth. It is said to be a noteworthy step towards the future of space cargo ships.