SpaceX doesn't anticipate to stay the touchdown of tonight's launch
Make a pot of espresso and curl up in your favourite bunny slippers tonight for an additional SpaceX rocket launch and tried sea touchdown. The Falcon 9 rocket will take off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 1:21AM ET on Friday, Might sixth, carrying a Japanese communications satellite tv for pc (JCSAT-14). It is headed for a precariously excessive orbit, which makes re-entry and touchdown additional troublesome. Nonetheless, SpaceX will try and set the rocket again down on the “Of Course I Nonetheless Love You” barge.
“The primary-stage can be topic to excessive velocities and re-entry heating, making a profitable touchdown unlikely,” SpaceX says.
SpaceX efficiently landed a Falcon 9 at sea for the primary time in April and it was a powerful sight. This week’s launch was initially scheduled to happen on Thursday, Might fifth, however climate circumstances prompted a one-day delay. As all the time, SpaceX is livestreaming the launch; watch it proper right here.