Elon Musk’s SpaceX program is said to resume the launching of more rockets by January 8th, despite the previous investigation that was launched regarding a rocket that had exploded on the launch pad several months ago.
According to SpaceX’s recent statement, they announced that they intend on sending out a Falcon 9 rocket from the Vandenberg Air Force Base situated in California in set in place 10 satellites in orbit for Iridium Communications Inc.
The rocket that had previously exploded on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida a few months ago had costed a total of $62 million, and another $200 million communications satellite had also been demolished completely.
Aiming for More in the Future
Tesla Motors Inc. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk who owns and controls the operations of SpaceX, currently possesses about 70 different operations set to take place for NASA and other customers, which amount to a total of $10 billion or more.
The SpaceX Company concluded in their investigation regarding the previous explosion of their rocket that it had blasted before launch due to the helium contained in the upper-stage oxygen tank of the rocket reacting and ultimately leading to a fiery blaze.
Learning From the Past
SpaceX Co. have conducted a thorough investigation so as to repeat a similar mistake in future launches, and stated in a recent announcement that they intend to execute a few alterations in the designs of the helium canisters so as to avoid any possible buckles.
These buckles resulted last time when the cold liquid oxygen had apparently intertwined with the helium canister’s external covering and liner. Diane Hockenberry, a spokeswoman for Iridium Communications Inc. has expressed the company’s delight regarding the resumption of SpaceX’s rocket launches, and praised the company’s efforts for reviewing over what went wrong in the previous launch.