SpaceX innovations around the outer world are just outstanding. The company has contributed a lot to exploring different planets, comets, asteroids or any other celestial body. Yesterday, Falcon 9 rocket lifted up Koreasat-5A communication satellite from Kennedy Space Centre in Florida.
Immediately after 8.5 minutes of the launch, the first stage of the rocket came down thus settling in the Atlantic Ocean. John Federspiel, one of the mechanical engineer involved in the satellite launch said, “The stage one of the rocket is still integrated with its drone ship ‘Of course I Still Love You'”.
The second stage of the satellite continued to carry the satellite thus positioning it in the geostationary orbit after 35.5 minutes of its launch. SpaceX has made a hat-trick by re-flowing the Falcon 9 steps thrice along with the dragon payload container.
KT Sat is a South-Korean company. Its Koreasat-5A satellite having 3,700 kilograms of weight would nurture customers of South Korea, the Philippines, and Japan to obtain a good quality of broadband communication services and access it directly from your residential area. It will also provide maritime communications in the countries of East Asia and East Africa.
The satellite launched yesterday will be the replacement of Koreasat-5 satellite that was shot off in 2006. SpaceX says, “Koreasat-5A will be the standby satellite for Koreasat-5 and could be beneficial to most of the countries in the Middle East and Asia.”
Falcon 9 previously worked for Apollo lunar planet mission and blasted off various space aircrafts. It’s 20 years of contribution has paved a path of progress into the field of space exploration. SpaceX beforehand had launched 15 new satellites this year and might go for the next one till the end of 2017.
The perfect landings of SpaceX rockets enables us to reuse most of the parts of rockets and interstellar vehicles, says Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX.