Elon Musk's SpaceX is preparing to launch Falcon Heavy – his big rock draw – for the first customer to pay on Wednesday, more than a year after a showcase mission in February 2018.
The first edition last year of Falcon Heavy came in because of their payroll role with Tesla Roadster with Musk, a mannequin traveler, sitting in the driver's seat.
This time SpaceX carries responsibility for pay for Arabsat, Saudi Arabia, the provider of satellite services. The Arabsat satellite will use nearly 34 minutes after its launch.
If the weather is running and there are no technical questions, Falcon Heavy will jump at 18:35 hours Florida from NASA's Space Kennedy Center.
A host of supporters and tourists are heading to Florida Space Coast for the event, which will be broadcast live on the SpaceX website.
In three installments in Trom Falcon, a total of 27 Merlin-propellant engines, totaling over 5 million pounds of spices, the biggest single wanted to see since the Saturn V rocket was used for early Apollo missionary missions. 1970s.
For SpaceX, including the large Falcon and easy re-entry, the company is able to apply for heavier payers than it can with the smaller rocket Falcon 9, opening the market for large commercial satellite events and national security initiatives. The company's heavy Falcon campaign costs $ 90 million, according to the company's website, compared to $ 62 million for the Falcon 9.
At SpaceX there are a number of purchasers who are committed to flying Falcon Heavy, including Inmarsat, Viastat and Arabsat, according to his publication. The US Air Force also chose Heavy Falcon for its mission STP-2, or the Space Test 2 program.
After Wednesday, SpaceX will try to take back the pair of shoes back to the bagpipes and take their heart in a drone boat. Last year, SpaceX discovered two Falcon mobiles on land, but it almost left the third on a drone vessel in the Atlantic.
SpaceX, based in Hawthorne, California, last year registered a company with 21 consumer publications. This year the major focus is on a human aircraft: SpaceX has a contract with NASA to charge US astronauts who sent to the International Space Station as part of the Commercial Cover program.
In early March, SpaceX drew a major test by sending an unmanned crew space to the ISS and then getting it back after a sensible splashdown. Being proof that SpaceX can fly safely to people is critical to Musk's aspirations for space tourism and the creation of a human colony on Mars.
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