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The success of the Falcon Spacers heavy launch gives NASA new options

    Abdulaziz Sobh
    By Abdulaziz Sobh

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    The success of the Falcon Spacers heavy launch gives NASA new options

    The Falcon Heavy rocket will launch Space for the first time next week. The company may be the company's most anticipated task yet, and it can open a new line of business - that may concern NASA.

    The new rocket will be the strongest in the world, which means that heavier and more complex cargo can be launched into space. As soon as the car is ready for action, SpaceX can soon launch what Falcon 9 cannot: the broader national security satellites, large habitats, telescopes, or even humans into deep space.
    The Hefei Falcon specifications are impressive. The three-core rocket comprises 27 engines, more than any other work rocket that has been used before. Together, these engines provide more than 5 million pounds of pay-per-take, allowing the vehicle to place more than 140,000 pounds of cargo in less ground orbit. This is more than double the capacity of any rocket currently in the market. It will do almost as much as NASA's new massive rocket at a fraction of the price.

    Thanks to guidance from Trump, NASA now focuses on the return of humans to the moon. The space agency is developing its massive rocket, the space launch system that can be used in lunar missions. Upon completion, the Cels will be more powerful than heavy Falcon. However, NASA's giant rocket has its share of problems: it is still years of making its first trip, and will not carry people until 2022 as soon as possible. In addition, early estimates suggest that Seals may cost more than 10 times what a heavy Falcon can fly. Incorporating a cheaper rocket may make moon missions more affordable.

    The SLS has strong support from key members of Congress, so NASA is likely to continue to develop it. But once the Hollow Falcon begins to fly regularly, it may be difficult for NASA to ignore cheap and powerful missiles. "This could make Trump's whole management initiative a return to the moon at economically affordable prices," said Charles Miller, president of space consultancy Nexine SpaceLake and a former member of NASA's transportation team at Trump.
    SPACE X is known for its budget price. One flight from the Falcon 9 company starts only $ 62 million. This is a fraction of the cost of the comparable Atlas 5, which starts at $ 109 million. The heavy Falcon will be cheap, too, starting from about $ 90 million each trip. SPACE X also worked to reduce missile costs more by design to be partially reusable. SPACE X has figured out how the first phase landing booster is back on the ground, in order to fly them again, providing in manufacturing. The heavy Falcon will be different. All three missile missiles will try to land on each flight. The outer cores will head to the ground while the core center will land on the x-orbit unmanned ship.

    Despite the strength and price, the heavy Falcon has only two other planned launches for 2018, with another set for next year. (SPACE X also claims heavy Falcon will send two tourists around the moon at some point.) But that's about it. Some customers bail when Falcon stuck heavy in development, and it is possible that others may just want to see the rocket in action first before they fly on it. Or perhaps there are not many big things to put on it. Falcon Hevey could soon be certified to fly larger national security satellites that the Falcon 9 could not lift, but commercial satellite operators might not need much energy now. No one asked the heavy Falcon to raise more than 45,000 pounds, said the head of SpaceX and Kuo Guin Shotwell Aviation Week.

    But one important potential customer takes a lot of heavy cargo into space: NASA. A private missile is a price. Not only is the toast toast toast system after each trip, it also stumbled a great price in development costs: nearly $ 19 billion over the past decade. NASA estimates that one trip from Siles will cost about $ 1 billion and will be fired once or twice a year. "When you talk about budget differences, it seems that the cost of a Falcon is less expensive for a state-owned missile such as SELZ," says Laura Vorzic, a space consultant and owner of space research and consulting at Analytical.

    NASA is expected to do big things, but with flat budgets for the next five years, according to SPAS News. The Agency will need more than just a transport system. You will need to land, habitat, and more to keep people alive on the moon. There are even plans to build a new space station around the moon called the Deep Space Gate, where astronauts can live and train for missions. There is no additional cash money for these projects, and NASA needs to free up money one way or the other to make all this happen. The Department may wish to do so by ending funding for the ISS, but using cheaper missiles can also do the trick.
    The Seals will be able to lift more massive pieces of heavy Falcon can; the final version of the rocket will be able to carry more than 280,000 pounds to lower the Earth orbit (about as much as the Saturn V rocket that took humans to the moon). Members of the House of Representatives are also closely guarded, especially those who represent Alabama, the state in which much of the rocket is fired. But the first flights in Siles continue to delay, putting the future of the missile at risk. Although Falcon Hefei had its share of delays, the missile was built at least and ready to travel. "At the moment, Cels and Orion are very popular in NASA and government departments, but if the heavy Falcon and some other heavy commercial heavy-duty missiles in the game, what will it mean on the road if Cels still not run five, 10 years from now?" Frozen.

    The NASA rocket is unlikely to replace NASA missiles explicitly. But the Hefei Falcon can perform other functions for NASA, such as sending parts of a deep space gate or sending cargo to the moon. Or can act as a gas delivery service, sending huge amounts of fuel into orbit to feed spacecraft for long trips to deep space. In addition, SPACE X claims that the rocket is at least able to send people around the moon, so why not put it on the surface, too?

    NASA is already relying on Falcon 9 SpaceX to send cargo to the ISS, and soon the company will send astronauts there as well. NASA can use heavy Falcon in similar ways. Using Falcon Hefei and Falcon 9 together, NASA can return to the Moon for only $ 10 billion over a period of five to seven years, according to a report from Miller of Nexen Space. (NASA's annual budget is $ 19 billion.) "It's the only thing that keeps NASA from going back to the moon and to Mars," says Miller. "NASA has been trying this for more than a decade, but it was unbearable." If you can get a heavy lift vehicle under $ 100 million, everything changes.

    Of course, the government decides whether NASA can use the Hefei Falcon. There is always the possibility that next week's launch goes wrong. The CEO of SPACE X -on Music has expressed concern that the car will not make the orbit on its first launch. If this happens, you will need an Airbus X Falcon heavy air a few more times until it is ready for commercial flight.

    But if it flies well, SpaceX will send a powerful message to the space world - and NASA may want what it sees.