Tesla’s space expedition project SpaceX is all set to attempt its first rocket Falcon 9 launch. Even though there has been a delay in the launch of PAZ and two Starlink demo satellites, the preparation for launch of Falcon 9 has been going at full speed.
Named as Hispasat 30W-6(1F), this heavy-duty spacecraft will be sent to a geostationary transfer orbit, also known as GTO, on Falcon 9. Based on the performance of Falcon 9, which was made aware to the public, it was assumed that the rocket would have to be launched in an expendable configuration to ensure that the satellite reached the proper orbit. However, observers at Kenney Space Center have found grid fins and landing legs attached to the new Falcon 9, Booster (B) 1044.
Furthermore, NOTAM, also known as Notices to Airmen, have been published, which indicates possible landing location of the rocket. NOTAMs are used to indicated potentially hazardous areas to be avoided within a specific time.
SpaceX drone ship OCISLY has been knocked out of the radar, and particularly when it was almost destroyed by Falcon Heavy’s 300+ mph center core. However, the space vessel has undergone constant repair and maintained b SpaceX’s recovery staff and fleet technicians.
Launch photographer, Tom Cross is trying to work to get a permit to place remote cameras near the drone ship so that the viewers can capture landing of the drone shop on webcast of SpaceX. Live coverage of SpaceX will begin around 15-20 minutes before the launch, on livestream.