Elon Musk owned Aeronautical company SpaceX developed an advanced rocket known as Falcon9. After acing its 12th orbital-class launch and landing, SpaceX Falcon 9 booster B1051 has become the company’s ‘fleet leader,’ setting a new record for the rocket family. SpaceX has designed falcon 9 with utmost care and efficiency.
The development of the rocket was a two-staged process that SpaceX performed. The major aim behind designing was that Satellites and SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft can be transported safely and cost-effectively. This objective led to the development of the rocket that outshined all.
Falcon 9 took off without incident at 12:48 a.m. EST on March 19th, following a 90-minute weather delay. Just over an hour after launch, booster B1051 landed on the drone ship Just Read The Instructions (JRTI), followed by the successful deployment of 53 Starlink V1.5 satellites. SpaceX’s 11th successful launch in the first 11 weeks of 2022 was Starlink 4-12. Starlink 4-12 was also the biggest payload ever launched by Falcon 9, weighing roughly 16.25 metric tons (35,800 pounds), according to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.
SpaceX also took to their official Twitter account and shared the news for the same. Timely updates were given by SpaceX including a timestamp. The Twitter account also shared numerous photos and videos from the record. SpaceX currently has 20.9 million Twitter followers. Update regarding stack propellant load testing at Starbase was also given by the organization. It also confirmed the deployment of 53 satellites.
Targeting Friday, March 18 for a Falcon 9 launch of 53 Starlink satellites to orbit from SLC-40 in Florida → https://t.co/bJFjLCzWdK
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) March 17, 2022
Setting minor records is practically as common as setting major records for a SpaceX launch, but this one is more significant: if everything goes as planned, booster B1051 will become the first Falcon 9 first stage to complete 12 orbital-class launches and landings, pushing the envelope even further.
SpaceX is owned by the world’s richest man Elon Musk. Musk’s financial boom occurred as Tesla’s market capitalization surpassed $500 billion, a new milestone for the electric carmaker. According to CNBC, the company’s stock has increased by more than 490 percent in 2020 alone. By the end of last year, Bloomberg reported that the figure had risen to 743 percent.
Inmarsat (the UK’s largest space firm) has launched the fourth satellite in a constellation designed to deliver high-bandwidth, worldwide Internet access. Even though SpaceX is famed for its reusable rockets, the high weight of the satellite meant that the mission specifications did not allow for the first stage of the rocket to be recovered. The launch was supposed to be carried out by one of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rockets, but the company has yet to put them into commercial service.