Elon Musk's SpaceX wants to try recycling more of Falcon 9 rocket

Elon Musk's SpaceX wants to try recycling more of Falcon 9 rocket

The rocket, which was launched into space and back again, deposited a communications satellite from Luxembourg's SES SA into orbit and received epic cheers when it landed on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean.

Having launched four rockets this year already, SpaceX intends to fly 20 to 24 missions by the end of 2017.

Ars Technica reported that with its single Merlin engine, the vacuum-rated version of the nine engines previously used on the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket will be used for Falcon Heavy's second stage rocket.

FILE - SpaceX founder Elon Musk speaks during the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, Sept. 27, 2016. "That really is the fundamental breakthrough needed to revolutionise access to space", Mr Musk said on the company's website. The rocket could apparently be used a third time following a successful landing aboard a barge off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Fla. "So it's its own little spacecraft", Musk said.

On Friday, Elon Musk wrote on his Twitter that he is looking into a test to bring back to Earth platform the second stage of Falcon 9 Heavy rocket - for reuse! SpaceX defied conventional wisdom that landing of rocket through propulsion will be technically ridden with challenges and will turn out to be so expensive that it the whole idea will work against the costs involved.

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The rocket launched from Florida and then returned on a platform in the ocean.

Given this, the only part of the Falcon 9 that isn't being recovered is the smaller second stage.

The first "flight proven" booster to go back to space made the trip nearly one year after it was used to launch a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station last April.

NASA also has shared the quest for rocket reusability.

Falcon Heavy will be the biggest rocket since the Saturn V, which launched the Apollo moon missions in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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He said it is also a crucial part of his plan to one day establish human colonies on Mars.

"I think that 50 years from now we'll look back on this day and that's say where commercial space travel began", aerospace engineer and former NASA chief technologist Bobby Braun told Eric Berger at Ars Technica.

Speaking of which, the typical SpaceX launch costs around $62 million. "Flight proven", Musk quickly added, his preferred term.

Once in position, the satellite will provide telecommunications services to Latin America. The company is getting pretty good at returning rockets to Earth: After 13 attempts in recent years, the company has stuck eight of them. "This is what we want for the future".

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