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The Falcon Heavy completes first commercial flight

The heavy-lift rocket, the Falcon Heavy for the US space company SpaceX has completed its first commercial flight. The rocket launched on Thursday from the Amer

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The Falcon Heavy completes first commercial flight

The heavy-lift rocket, the Falcon Heavy for the US space company SpaceX has completed its first commercial flight. The rocket launched on Thursday from the American spaceport Cape Canaveral in Florida.

she brought, therefore, a Saudi telecoms satellite into space. The six-ton satellite was deployed 34 minutes after the Start of an orbit approximately 36 000 kilometres above the earth.

The three rockets drives back to Minnesota after less than ten minutes, according to plan, the Falcon Heavy, and returned to the earth. Two of them landed, as planned, on the mainland, another on a platform in the Atlantic ocean. SpaceX, Tesla founder Elon Musk wants to reduce with multi-purpose missiles, the cost of space missions drives.

Start trouble

The first commercial launch of the Falcon Heavy was originally scheduled for Wednesday. Due to strong winds, the Start had to be postponed on Thursday. SpaceX has two rockets: The Falcon 9 and the Falcon Heavy. The Falcon 9 completed in the past year, 21 take-offs and dominated the US market. The Falcon Heavy, which is composed of three Falcon-9-rocket engines, can clearly carry heavier loads over a longer distance.

The Falcon Heavy graduated in the past year a successful maiden flight, the Musk as a big PR event staged: on Board was a bad red Tesla electric car, at the wheel of a doll in a space suit. Since then, among other things, the U.S. army and private companies have signed contracts to use the Falcon Heavy. Nasa could use it for their next moon mission. (chk/sda)

Created: 12.04.2019, 04:22 PM

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