Elon Musk had one of his most lucrative weekends in his life. His private space company, SpaceX, delivered two rockets into space within 48 hours. The operation was a successful event which proved that rocket landings are no longer part of a fictional world.
Musk Wants Rocket Landings and Recycling Ready in 24 Hours
Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, SpaceX for short, may have been up to a bumpy start, yet the improvements it succeeded are already astronomical. Over the last weekend, the company launched two Falcon 9 rockets. Both of them carried important satellites to activate into orbit. On top of that, the company managed to recover both rockets after launch. This means that they can be recycled and become operational once more for yet another mission.
The recovering mission entails refurbishing, remounting them on their launching pads, and activating them once more. This is still a pioneering step for the space industry, yet Elon Musk doesn’t want to stop here. The following improvement will be squeezing the time between two launches to only record-breaking 24 hours.
Space Industry Makes New Breakthroughs Month after Month Thanks to Acerb Competition
Rocket landings and recycling did not only make the company more time efficient, but it also cut down on a lot of financial needs. Therefore, SpaceX has already inked 50 contracts that are to be honored by the end of 2018. Many companies across a wide range of industries are hurrying to place their own satellites into space. Therefore, the demand is flourishing for such a private space organization.
So far, SpaceX achieved nine successful launches for the year of 2017. The company owns three launch pads, and it is planning the fourth one already which will open in 2018 in Brownsville, Texas. Nonetheless, Elon Musk doesn’t lack competition. Other private firms such as Sierra Nevada and Boeing want a piece of this innovative market. Thanks to this challenging industry competition, the space market breaks new frontiers almost each month.
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