SpaceX plays no role in interplanetary space travel. Falcon Heavy, the newest and certainly not the last space rocket designed and built by SpaceX, was launched into space on June 24 after the most challenging start to date. CEO Elon Musk, however, predicted the complication for some time.
The SpaceX Falcon Heavy vehicle has the highest charge capacity of any functioning launch vehicle of its kind, the second largest volume of all rockets ever to reach Earth orbit, and the third largest volume of rocket ever launched into space. Along with other payloads, 24 satellites were transported into space to orbit planet Earth.
As is customary, some components of the Falcon Heavy launcher should return to Earth. One of these components was the protective payload structure that kept the satellites safe while the rocket was fired into space. It was a premiere for SpaceX to capture the structure before it crashed into the ocean, and it was also a premiere to watch the video of the fall.
Part of SpaceX Falcon Heavy shot in front of the camera as he turns back to Earth.
published on the SpaceX Twitter account, reveals the piece of metal as it sinks through the planet's atmosphere and turns blue as particles heat up by the force of descent.
We've gotten used to the fact that the SpaceX policy recovers rockets and their parts when they return to Earth. Every time something gets sent into space, building a new part costs a lot, so it's cheaper to just reuse it.
Therefore, the structure that protects the cargo until it arrives in space was retrieved together with the video of the jump. The SpaceX Falcon Heavy vehicle is designed to transport people into space, further away from Earth orbit and finally on the Moon.
View from the disguise during the STP-2 mission; When the panel returns to Earth, the friction heats particles in the atmosphere that appear light blue in the video. pic.twitter.com/P8dgaIfUbl
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