This year seems to be the year of Elon Musk’s spaceflight missions. The company is hastening toward its ultimate aim. The sudden speeding in launching, landing, recovering and refurbishing the same booster within a day is only the Musk and company’s thing. In less than two weeks, this stalwart spaceflight company is ready to launch another communication satellite- third Falcon 9 rocket. Last weekend, the company accomplished its bi-coastal mission in just two days. SpaceX’s men hard at work, aspire to continue with the same level of momentum and they are in a fit state to make another big news this Monday. Previously, the company scheduled the launching on past Sunday, but it has aborted due to some undefined reasons.
This time SpaceX focuses on launching the third Falcon 9 from client Intelsat aboard. Moreover, the company will transport satellite Intelsat 35e to geostationary orbit when it finishes the launch from NASA’s Space Center, Kennedy LC-39A. This space flight will have a target stationing window of half an hour after its inception. However, it is worth mentioning that this time there will be no landing and recovering. Instead, it will destine to a sea death once it serves its purpose.
Why No Landing Of Third Falcon 9 Rocket?
The reason why this time the company has no plan to land it back home because of the estimated weight of vehicle’s payload, Intelsat 35e is over 13,000 pounds. And the orbital terminus where it is heading to is somewhere between 22,000 and 26,000 above the Earth. This brings light to the booster’s flaw to not having enough fuel to navigate back for landing back, covering this much distance. To that end, the company will fix this issue in Falcon 9 Robot and roll back its upgraded version, probably at the end of this year. This may sound a bit disenchanting for the company that has recovered thirteen boosters and have successfully reused two of them.
SpaceX Has Picked-up Incredible Momentum:
Predictably, if it will get off the ground, it will be a record of launching three boosters in 9 days. That is not less than an incredible momentum of launching and reusing the Rockets this much frequently. Usually, any spaceflight company pulls off single digit number launches in a year. But this is SpaceX that has launched ten boosters so far. And not to forget, it is just July, there are six months to go!
For What Intelsat Will be Used?
The next-gen high-throughput Intelsat 35e satellite design operates in C- and Ku- frequency network bands. Also, this will serve to provide broadband and mobility services, in such conditions where weather requirements demand different frequency band. Furthermore, it will render services in the Caribbean and Africa.
After launch abortion on Sunday, the next launch window of third Falcon 9 rocket will open on Monday, July 3 at 7:37 pm Eastern.