Eight minutes after the start Elon Musk succeeds in the "three rocket"
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Space X has launched a satellite in space with the most powerful rocket in the world. This was the first commercial use of the Falcon Heavy rocket. The real feeling took place on the ground.
islon Musk can now also earn money with his heaviest rocket in the Falcon Heavy world. While only a red Tesla sports car was turned towards Mars during the Premiere flight 14 months ago for testing purposes and as a promotion, now the first commercial application worked.
For Saudi Arabia, the rocket carried a large telecommunications satellite into space. The real feeling of the mission worked about eight minutes after the departure. The first three recyclable propulsion phases of the rocket are back from space.
The two side steps landed in parallel near the launch site of the US Cape Canaveral spaceport on the Florida coast. And the central level sat on a floating platform 900 kilometers from the coast of the Atlantic. This "rocket trio" worked for the first time.
At that time it was a secondary fault, as the preview flight of the Falcon's 70-meter-high rocket in February 2018 failed this three-way landing. Even though the two side repeaters have returned to the landing site on the coast and have sat down gently. The central stage crashed on the ocean platform. This time, all three early stages have been saved and will soon be used again.
Satellites for Saudi Arabia
So far, Spaceon, Elon Musk's US space company, is the only company in the world capable of successfully deploying first-rate reusable launchers of large space missiles, thereby reducing start-up costs. After the first failures, the successful landings of the Falcon missiles of the first phase became routine.
The entrepreneur Elon Musk and his team SpaceX are also working on a plan to reuse millions of expensive protective caps around the satellites. This sheath is blown into two parts in a space vacuum. Several attempts to capture the shells of the capsules wrapped in parachutes with the ships moving quickly with the nets spanning the air, have failed so far. In this mission, the attempt was not attempted due to a boat failure.
The flight of a Falcon Heavy was the 76th launch of a Falcon rocket from 2006, the fourth launch this year and the second flight of the heavy fuel rocket with at least 27 engines fired at takeoff.
The rocket carried for the operator Saudi Arabsat, the 6-ton Arabsat 6A telecommunications satellite built by the US group Lockheed Martin in a geostationary orbit. From there, it will supply the Middle East and parts of Africa and Europe with TV programs, Internet, telephone and data connections.
The Falcon Heavy rocket was supposed to take off on Wednesday, but strong strong winds caused an accident. Now the mission worked.
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