The Falcon 9B1060 rocket completed its eighth flight on Wednesday (30) during this voyage. Transporter-2. The B1060 represents a journey every one and a half months, revealing SpaceX’s progress in building a reusable first-stage rocket.
The number of exports of this particular Falcon 9 model is increasing – there have been five aircraft since January 2021. This figure is even more interesting in comparison Orbits Ann NASA, Which usually does one or two tasks a year because they require a lot of repairs between releases.
The first use of this transport was during the installation of US space force satellites in June 2020 GPS III.
Breaking the sound barrier at the beginning of the Transporter-2 missionSource: Reproduction / Trevor Mahlman
The Falcon 9 rocket route has completed 20 passengers this year. Photographer and journalist of the portal Ars Technica, Trevor Mahlman recorded images of the launch and landing of the Transporter-2 mission, which sent several commercial and government satellites into space. We can see how time and wear have changed the look of the bold B1060.
Landing of P1060Source: Breeding / Trevor Mahlmanl
P1060 before its first launch in 2020 compared to the current state of the rocketSource: Reproduction / Trevor Mahlman
The Falcon 9’s voyage was supposed to have taken place this Tuesday (29), but was canceled during the countdown. One plane entered a waiver zone defined by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, which prevented the launch. In the aftermath of the incident, Elon Musk, founder and CEO of SpaceX, released a tweet criticizing the US agency’s regulations.
Unfortunately, the launch was halted today as a plane entered the “keep out zone”, which was unreasonably large.
There is no way for humanity to become a space travel civilization without major regulatory reforms. The current regulatory system is broken.
– Elon Musk (ol Elon Musk) June 29, 2021
“There is no way for humanity to become an aerospace civilization without regulatory reform,” the businessman complained. “The current regulatory system is broken,” he concluded.
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