The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket returns to the skies this month

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket returns to the skies this month

SpaceX is tentatively planning its subsequent Falcon 9 rocket launch for December nineteenth at Cape Canaveral, Florida, following a static hearth on December sixteenth. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted the information right now, writing, “Aiming for Falcon rocket static hearth at Cape Canaveral on the sixteenth and launch about three days later.” This must be a floor touchdown, following the corporate’s earlier makes an attempt to land its rockets on an ocean platform, which is a very troublesome feat.

The earlier Falcon 9 launch led to catastrophe — the rocket broke up shortly after taking off on a resupply mission for the Worldwide Area Station. On the time, Musk famous that the explosion might have been brought on by an “overpressure occasion” within the rocket’s higher-stage liquid oxygen tank. The misfire set again SpaceX’s launch schedule by a number of months.

Aiming for Falcon rocket static hearth at Cape Canaveral on the sixteenth and launch about three days later

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 10, 2015

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