Elon Musk, none other than a spark in the US business sector, he is all up for his future ventures bringing every day with a new start in different dimensions. On Thursday before an expected hit by Hurricane Irma, SpaceX launched Falcon 9 rocket for the US military, carrying the mysterious X-37B space plane to orbit for its fifth secret mission.
The Boeing-built X-37B spaceplane arrived in orbit shortly after liftoff to complete SpaceX’s 13th mission of the year, a record busy year for the California-headquartered commercial launch operator.
Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center with the U.S. Air Force’s X-37B mini-shuttle
SpaceX intends to inspect, revamp and reuse the first stage on a future launch. The company has now recovered one of its Falcon 9 boosters intact 16 times over the last two years, a capability officials say will reduce the cost of SpaceX’s launches. US Military is in a favor of Falcon venture as this will definitely help the government in future. However, Elon is there as a gem for US market – boosting his expertise in a wider forum.
“Building upon the fourth mission and previous collaboration with experiment partners, this mission will host the Air Force Research Laboratory Advanced Structurally Embedded Thermal Spreader payload to test experimental electronics and oscillating heat pipe technologies in the long duration space environment,” the statement said.
No doubt, Elon has captured the attention of an entire globe.