The “Block 5” Falcon 9 Rocket – A Huge Milestone in Space Exploration

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  • May 13, 2018
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SpaceX just recently launched a “Block 5” version of its Falcon 9 rocket from the state of Florida carrying a telecom satellite for the nation of Bangladesh into orbit, getting it to a height of about 35,000 km above the earth.

But what is the term “Block 5”?

Block 5 is the description given by SpaceX for this new version of its Falcon 9 rocket which is designed to take off and land about 10 times without servicing in comparison with the previous versions of the Falcon 9 which had to be serviced and overhauled after one or two trips.

CEO Elon Musk has also made a high goal of launching the same rocket to orbit twice on the same day using this powerful model and more improvements which will be made on it.

The Block 5 rocket model will now be the main instrument of operation in SpaceX after it has been fully developed to handle so many simultaneous flights making it easier, cheaper and more efficient when delivering items into space.



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During the launch of the recent satellite, The Falcon 9 as usual separated into different stages with the first stage coming back down landing on its platform stationed some distance away at sea, SpaceX engineers will now have to inspect this modified version of the rocket and if the rocket has both minimal wear and tear and its parts still intact, This will indicate success in this new form of innovation in the space industry and will mark the start of a very huge milestone in space exploration.

Satellites will now be launched at a faster rate than ever seen with rockets taking round trips like aeroplanes with minimal or no inspection depending on the series of events, This new development is surely going to make space travel easier and cheaper for everyone which has always been the goal, We will now get to access space resources at a very easy rate which will lead to global expansion of innovation and the economy in full.


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