SpaceX Gains Momentum After Confirmed Falcon 9 Launch This December; What Happened to the Company’s Report?
It's only been three months since the Falcon 9 exploded and Elon Musk's SpaceX company is confirmed to send another rocket in space this month. In a recent confirmation by Iridium Communications, they said SpaceX is all set launch another Falcon 9 rocket on December 16, 2016. Iridium is confident, the company will be able to deliver their satellites in space safely.
On September 1, 2016; one of the company's Falcon 9 rockets exploded during pre launch at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. SpaceX has since reported that, the fuelling system of the rocket has caused the explosion. Iridium, who has 70 satellites under contract with Musk's company is expected to send 10 satellites in space via the Falcon 9 rocket launching this December.
A statement from Iridium said, they are confident that SpaceX has mastered the fuelling system of their rockets after the unfortunate event in September. During the explosion, the Falcon 9 rocket contained the $200 million satellite of Space Communications Ltd.
SpaceX journey to seal a deal with NASA was not easy. In fact, after the incident that happened on September, NASA sent queries to SpaceX about the legitimacy of their fuelling system. Elon Musk's company has since addressed the issue saying, they have made all the necessary studies in order to make sure, the incident will not happen again.
Meanwhile, Teslarati reported that ULA (United Launch Alliance) is emerging despite the not so good history with SpaceX. According to the report, ULA was on the verge of success transporting satellites to the international space stations until Elon Musk's company cut their rates in half, prompting clients to support SpaceX. ULA is founded through the collaboration of Lockheed Martin and Boeing.
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