SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Rocket, Block 5, Ready for Debut

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Rocket, Block 5, Ready for Debut

Falcon 9 by SpaceX has been in the news for quite some time, especially after its use for Dragon. Now, the lime-light is taken by the advanced version of Falcon 9 rocket. It has been named Block 5 and comes with a bunch of improvements compared to the previous ones. This new rocket is supposed to be a combination of reusability and reliability, if taken the words of SpaceX VP of Build and Flight Reliability. In addition to its upgrades in the reliability aspect, the Block 5 has been optimized to suit the crew-carrying needs of NASA. Although set to start from the next year, SpaceX is in plans with NASA to use the rockets for transporting the astronauts between the earth and the International Space Station.

Falcon 9 Block 5 was, however, expected to take the first geostationary communications satellite of Bangladesh to the orbit on 7th May, which has been delayed. According to the official Twitter statements, the rocket is under data review, which would consume a few days. After the time mentioned, the launch will take place from Kennedy Space Center. The official Twitter handle also added that the official launch date will be updated once the data review process has been successfully completed by the team.

From the very beginning, SpaceX Rockets had been focusing on the aspect of reusability. Instead of wasting the whole material after a single launch, the company showed the prospect of reusing the rocket and more importantly the hardware resources. That having said, the SpaceX officials have not mentioned any technical improvement of the newer version, since they believe that the rocket has more than that to offer. It all comes in line with SpaceX’s plans to travel to the Mars and set up the human colony, as envisaged by Elon Musk.

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