Since the launch of SpaceX Falcon 9, a rocket program which made the social media buzzing and filled trendings like #aliens #ufo etc across different platforms for what it was to be believed were the aliens or a ufo hovering above us meaning the end of the world.
On the date of 22nd December around 5:27 pm at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California (United States) on Friday, a company named SpaceX launched its rocket program known as SpaceX Falcon 9 which is a partially reusable launch system build type rocket, launched in the skies of California. Let’s get to know what it is…
What is SpaceX in-case you didn’t know?
Space Exploration Technologies Corp. known as SpaceX is a private American based company known for its businesses in the fields of aerospace technologies.
Founded by an entrepreneur named Elon Musk in the year 2002, the headquarters are based in California (U.S.A), with the scope of various services included like low-cost space travel and the colonization of Mars. A various number of rockets are launched throughout the span of this organization such as Falcon launch vehicle family and the Dragon spacecraft family. Falcon 9 was the latest version of the spacecraft.
About SpaceX Falcon 9:
Let’s talk about the launch into the skies at the end of the year 2017.
Falcon 9 is a rocket designed and manufactured by the company SpaceX itself to make sure the reliability and safety transportation for a two-staged built rocket. The rocket was initially built for delivering satellites and spacecraft into orbit.
The basic purpose of this spacecraft was to provide low-cost
outer-space travel to private companies and for future space travels which will include people inhabiting on different planets. With re-flight system introduced for the first time in the world of rockets.
This Rocket is although a reliable source but with its nine first-stage engines it can complete missions even when the engine shutdowns.
History was made in the year 2012 when Falcon 9 delivered Dragon spacecraft into the orbit making SpaceX the first private company to do so. Since then Falcon 9 has made numerous trips to space, delivering satellites to orbit as well as delivering and returning cargo from the space station for National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA). Falcon 9, along with the Dragon spacecraft, was designed from the beginning to deliver humans into outer-space and under an agreement with NASA, SpaceX is working toward this goal to make it possible and easing the lives of people across the globe. The estimated cost per launch for this craft is about $62M.
Falcon 9 family:
With some of its ancestors launched already and some are yet to come here is the list
The Falcon 1 was an expendable launch system privately developed and manufactured by SpaceX during the years 2006–2009.
On 28 September 2008, Falcon 1 became the first privately-developed liquid-fuel launched vehicle to go into space orbit around the Earth.
Falcon 9 v1.0:
The first of its kind, this version of the Falcon 9 generation launch vehicle. Falcon 9 v1.0, was an expendable launch vehicle that was developed in the initial years of the company from 2005–2010 and was launched for the first time in 2010. Falcon 9 v1.0 made a total number of five flights in 2010–2013 later on, it was retired.
Falcon 9 v1.1:
The second version of Falcon 9 spacecraft, first flight launched in September 2013, uses a longer first stage powered engine designed by nine Merlin 1D the engine arrangements for this is an “octagonal” pattern, SpaceX calls it Octaweb. To simplify the streamline of the craft and the manufacturing process this craft was designed.
Falcon 9 Full Thrust:
The third version in the series of Falcon 9 launch vehicle after the launch of the Falcon 9 v1.0 (2010–2013) and the Falcon 9 v1.1 (2013-2016)— has a cryogenic cooling of propellant increasing about 17% higher thrust.
The latest version of the Falcon series which is expected to be launched in the month of January 2018.
Falcon Heavy is also a reusable but super heavy-lift launch vehicle, designed and developed by SpaceX itself. The Falcon Heavy is a
sub-type of the Falcon 9 launch vehicle and will consist of a strengthened Falcon 9 rocket in the middle and two additional Falcon 9’s adjacent to it.
All the Buzzing Across the Globe:
As we uncovered the story about this event when everyone outburst different speculations regarding the launch, it is to be sure that no aliens neither ufos were to be found but a SpaceX rocket program which wrote history.