Space Exploration Technologies Corp, well-known as SpaceX is gearing up for marking a new record by hitting the fastest launch rate soon. After the September launch pad explosion, the US-based space firm is moving through some serious obstacles regarding the launch of its space flights and the new record is expected to work as a game changer for the Elon Musk-owned company.
As per the official statement, given by the spokesperson of SpaceX, once the new launch pad is put into service, the company will mark the launch of its Falcon 9 with the fastest launch speed since its initiation in 2010. The new launch pad is scheduled to put into service next week, and one or two weeks later, the company will go on for a new milestone.
The ambitious proposal of hitting highest launch speed came to the forefront only after five months of SpaceX’s rocket explosion, leaving the million-dollar worth launch pad at a splintered condition. The unexpected event took place back in September at the SpaceX’s original ground site in Florida. Since then, the Elon Musk-owned SpaceX has managed to take off only one rocket, in mid-January.
However, the new launch pad is ready and will be put into service in next week. And following the operational inception of the launch pad, SpaceX will move ahead to knock down one of its Flacon 9 rocket at the highest launch speed.
In an interview with Reuters on Monday, the president of SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell said, “We will be leading off the launches in every two to three weeks.”
To conjure up, SpaceX was attempting to hit the highest pace in last autumn, earlier to 1st September accident, which smashed a $200 million worth Israeli spaceship and also heavily damaged the launch pad of SpaceX. Prior to the incident, President of SpaceX asked for the preparation of the original launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, which asked the price of “far less than half” of a novel launch pad. And hence, the officials of the US-based company proposed the development of a new launch pad, which costs nearly $100 million. The new launch pad of SpaceX is located at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, towards the North of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.