In this article, we will look at a short review of the tasks that SpaceX, the space company Elon Musk assumed as CEO, during 2019.
SpaceX, Elon Musk’s space research company, has made significant progress in its efforts to reuse space rockets over the past six years. 2019 was a year in which we saw the impressive results of these efforts. During the year, the company launched a total of 13 missions and successfully launched its rockets in 15 out of 16 trials.
The company’s incredible progress throughout 2019 was compiled by a YouTube channel, kan STARSNOO OO. In a short science fiction taste, this video gives us a glimpse of the most important points of the missions performed by SpaceX throughout 2019. Let’s look at this video first, then let’s briefly talk about SpaceX’s 2019 adventure.
SpaceX’s 2019 review:
Iridium-8: The video starts with SpaceX’s first mission in the new year. The first mission of 2019 was the last mission of the two-year satellite project, and the rocket was launched from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California to take 10 satellites into space. The project included 75 satellites, 66 of which are operational, for faster communication.
Nusantara Satu: The burdens of this mission, in which a trio of spacecraft were moved into orbit, included Indonesia’s communications satellite, a small experimental satellite to be used for military purposes, and a special Israeli-owned satellite to travel to the Moon.
Crew Dragon Demo-1: This flight was conducted unmanned to test SpaceX’s Dragon 2 capsule, and the capsule’s safety was tested throughout the mission.
Arabsat 6A: This was the first commercial flight of Falcon Heavy, the world’s most powerful operational rocket.
Crew Dragon Explosion: The test, which failed in April, was viral on the Internet. SpaceX then showed the leak in the contact as the culprit.
CRS-17: Launched with the Falcon 9 rocket, the CRS-17 was a commercial procurement service to the International Space Station with the Dragon 1 capsule.
Starlink v0.9: This mission, one of the pioneers of internet access from space, involved the launch of 60 Starlink satellites.
Radarsat Constellation: Canada’s Radarsat Constellation mission was to carry 3 surface observation satellites into space.
STP-2: With this mission, Falcon Heavy was targeted to deploy two dozen satellites into orbit. K This will be our most challenging flight, Mus Musk said.
CRS-18: SpaceX’s 18th flight to the International Space Station. The Dragon capsule used in this flight carried close to 3 tons of material and aimed to test the capacity of the Starship.
AMOS-17: A Falcon 9 rocket was used for the third time on an official mission. The rocket successfully transported Israel’s Amos-17 satellite, which weighed more than 6 tons, into orbit.
Starlink 1: Two postponed missions have finally been successfully completed. 60 satellites were launched into space with 9 Falcon rockets.
Starship Boca Chica Failure: The Starship MK1 prototype designed by SpaceX for space travels exploded during the pressure test at the Boca Chica test site in Texas.
CRS-19: The last CRS mission of 2019. Within the scope of the task cargo was moved to ISS. The Dragon capsule, also used in the mission, went into space for the third time.
JCSAT-18 / Kacific1: The flight from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aimed to take the JCSAT-18 / Kacific-1 commercial communication satellite into space.
This was a brief compilation of the tasks that SpaceX had succeeded or failed during 2019. The company has left a very positive impression with its success in recent years, and it seems that it will continue its success in the coming days.