The private aerospace company, SpaceX has been trying to reduce the cost of space journey by reusing old rockets and cargo capsules. After every launch, the company recovered the rocket booster and use it in its next mission. Well, now it’s seems that the thing will change very soon and SpaceX will bring a revolution in space flight. As per the report, SpaceX is now working on the beta version of the Falcon 9 rocket. The final version will be there by the end of this month.
Recently, SpaceX has launched two Falcon 9 rockets but the company didn’t recover the rocket boosters and sunk themselves permanently deep into the ocean. It raised some question on Elon Musk’s idea of reusing the rockets and why SpaceX is dumping its rockets like NASA. Well, there is nothing to worry about this. Because SpaceX will soon introduce the Falcon 9 Block 5 and will make its debut mission at the end of this month. Recently SpaceX has confirmed that the new Falcon 9 Block 5 will carry Bangabandhu-1, Bangladesh’s first communications satellite. Well, the company has not announced the about the exact date of launch. Some rumors informed that may be the event will take place on 24th April.
As per the sources, the Block 5 will be the last version of the Falcon 9 rocket. It will be more powerful than the Falcon 9 and will be equipped with the latest upgrades to provide better control while landing. The highlighting thing about Block 5 is, it can be launched around 10 times with just little inspections. After completing 10 launches it will be refurbished and then prepared for the next 10 launches. As per the company, it can carry out around 100 flights.
In 2017, SpaceX has reused the Falcon 9 rocket for around 10 times. Now, the company is on its way to increase that by 50 percent in 2018. With Block 5 rockets, the company can achieve the figure. The old Falcon 9 rockets were designed for around two to three launches. To develop future rockets, this time SpaceX has to push the rockets to their maximum limits to acquire necessary data. It is expected that the Block 5 will be used to send astronauts to the ISS, but to qualify this the rocker should get at least seven Block 5 launches under its belt. Only after that NASA will consider this to include in its missions.