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Home > Tech News > SpaceX Falcon heavy rocket launched with an small failure
SpaceX Falcon heavy rocket launched with an small failure

SpaceX Falcon heavy rocket launched with an small failure

By  Sigismondo Eisenhower 2019-06-25 271 0

14:31 Beijing time, the most powerful SpaceX Falcon heavy rocket was successfully launched for the third time at Cape Canaveral Air Force Base in Florida, and it was the first night launch of a Falcon heavy rocket, one of the most distinctive launches in the history of SpaceX.

SpaceX Falcon heavy rocket


The SpaceX launch failed to recover the rocket. According to the plan, the two side boosters of the rocket will land at Cape Canaveral, and the central core booster will land on a SpaceX unmanned ship anchored in the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, to be exact, 1240 kilometers offshore. The main booster failed to find the center position when it landed on the unmanned recycling ship in the Atlantic Ocean, failed to land, and crashed a few meters outside the center.

And the two side boosters landed smoothly.

The rocket will carry the US Air Force's Space Test Program 2 (STP2) mission.

The main purpose of this mission is to enable the US Air Force to prove that Falcon heavy rockets can be used for national security missions in the future.

The rocket has a total of 24 spacecraft on board, and SpaceX will deploy them in three different orbits.

This means that the rocket's two-stage engine will have to ignite four times in space, breaking the previous record of three times, and the entire deployment is expected to take more than six hours.

These spacecraft have a variety of uses, one of which is the solar sail experiment spacecraft called LightSail 2, designed by the not-for-profit Planetary Society.

This will test the way it travels through space driven by the sun and is a follow-up to the organization's 2015 Guangfan 1 mission.

One of the spacecraft will carry the "Deep Space Atomic clock" (DSAC), developed by NASA's (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), which is designed to be 50 times more accurate than the existing atomic clock in space.

There is another task for NASA to test a new type of "green" spacecraft propellant made up of a substance called hydroxyammonium nitrate (hydroxylammonium nitrate).

There is also a commemorative spacecraft that will send a small amount of ashes from 152 people into space, a space funeral service run by Celestis. Celebrities who reportedly chose to send ashes into space include former NASA astronauts William Boog and Maggie Kruger and Japanese baseball all-star player Masaru Tomita (Tomada.

Their ashes will be placed in a lipstick-sized capsule container, placed in a satellite on a universal atomic orbital test bed, and launched with a rocket.

After that, the ashes will sail around the earth until the atmosphere turns their ashes into meteors and burns them away.

Other spacecraft will carry out tasks such as measuring radiation in orbit and monitoring how radio transmissions are hindered by the Earth's atmosphere.

The Falcon heavy rocket will also release 12 Oculus-ASR nanites, each weighing 70 kilograms.

The satellites, built by a group of students at the Michigan Institute of Technology, will be used as targets for calibrating ground telescopes and will be used to monitor spacecraft in orbit.

Of the 24 satellites launched, one is the "demonstration and Scientific experiment" (DSX) satellite of the US Air Force Research Laboratory, which will monitor the effects of solar radiation on medium Earth orbit.

DSX will be used to study the harmful effects of radiation on electronic components, circuits and materials.

A press release from Hill Air Force Base said this would "ultimately enhance the country's ability to deploy resilient space systems."

The mission also included NASA's space environment test-bed (SET) experiment to determine how solar radiation affects hardware over time.

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