'SpaceX' is Flying High After NASA Approves Contract To Help Survey Earth’s Bodies of Water
Elon Musk's SpaceX project recently landed a contract with NASA for the exploration of the Earth's bodies of water. According to reports, this will be the first time, an exploration of this type will be made. The journey of the SpaceX via Falcon 9 to exploration will include the collection of measurement of bodies of water on the surface of the Earth.
The SpaceX mission is also expected to bodies of water and how they change overtime; caused by climate change as well as the improved ocean circulation in a specified time range. Last week, NASA sealed the $112 million contract with SpaceX and expects the project to begin in California in 2021.
According to Florida Today, the SpaceX mission will deliver the $750 million NASA project using a Falcon 9 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in April 2021. The NASA project is listed under the agency's Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission. In a statement given by SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell, she said "We're excited to carry this critical science payload into orbit for NASA, the nation, and the international community. We appreciate NASA's partnership and confidence in SpaceX as a launch provider."
The SpaceX and its mission is a joint project of NASA and the French space agency Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES). The SpaceX in September was grounded after one of their Falcon 9 rockets exploded on a Florida Launchpad. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has since addressed the cause of the explosion and revealed, it was one of the company's hardest issue to solve. He also added that, the company targets the end of 2016 as their next launch date.
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