A presentation by the United States Space Systems Command on September 7 revealed when the next mission of SpaceX’s rocket Falcon Heavy, which has not been in space for 2 years, will be. Accordingly, the rocket on October 9th It will take off for the first time in more than 2 years.
On October 9, Falcon Heavy will be in space for the fourth time in its history. Falcon Heavy, the most powerful and most capable commercial rocket available, was first launched into space in February 2018 and launched into interplanetary space. to take cargo in a problem-free form had succeeded.
Has not flown since April 2019
Falcon Heavy, which did not take off again for 14 months after its first flight, was later developed into the Block 5 version. Thus, the rocket had increased usability, reliability and performance. Finally, SpaceX, which made a mission with the US Air Force in April 2019, had the opportunity to demonstrate the rocket’s skills firsthand. The rocket had not taken off since then.
The USSF-44 mission, in which Falcon Heavy will be deployed, has been around since late 2020 for unknown reasons. was always delayed. On the other hand, SpaceX has just begun to conduct quality tests of the rocket that will be used in this mission. Testing takes place at the company’s facilities in McGregor, Texas.
The delay may not be caused by SpaceX
Although the tests have just begun, the statements of the US officials show that SpaceX may not be the main responsible for the delays. Officials said, ” preparation of loads.
The all-new Falcon Heacy rocket for the USSF-44 has landed at the Cape Canaveral launch site. SpaceX will have this rocket by the first half of 2022. to produce two more expected.