Ambition sets record, SpaceX Even delays rocket launch


Jakarta – SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket should have made history when it was scheduled for launch on Monday (11/19). Unfortunately, the launch must be postponed.

The core of the Falcon 9 rocket has been used previously in two launch missions this year. This delayed release should be its third mission in a year, the first achievement for SpaceX's rocket nucleus.

SpaceX also announced this delay through its official Twitter account. But it was no longer explained what caused this delay.

"Efforts to launch Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express on Monday have been delayed for further pre-flight inspections. Upon completion, we will confirm the new release date," he wrote to SpaceX via his Twitter account, as quoted detikINET of Space, Monday (11/19/2018).

In this launch, the Falcon 9 should put 64 small satellites into orbit. Previously, the rocket nucleus had launched the Bangabandhu-1 communications satellite to the Bangladeshi government in May.

In August, the same rocket nucleus also launched Telera's Merah Putih satellite.

The success of re-using the Falcon 9 rocket core three times is certainly a special achievement for SpaceX. Especially considering its priority to reduce the cost of space travel using rockets repeatedly can be achieved. (vim / fyk)


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