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Website tracking 'Starman,' Elon Musk's Tesla on road to Mars

Website tracking 'Starman,' Elon Musk's Tesla on road to Mars

Now that it's been some time since that launch, it's time for the company to return to its regular routine. This comes two weeks after SpaceX sent the world's most powerful rocket, Falcon Heavy, towards Mars with his own red Tesla roadster in it.

The Hawthorne-based company tweeted Saturday, however, that the team needed more time for final inspections, targeting a Wednesday launch. Payload and vehicle remain healthy. The launch's primary mission is to deliver an observational satellite, called PAZ, for the Spanish government.

'We've got a special boat to catch the fairing, ' Musk said in a press conference following the Falcon Heavy launch.

The next SpaceX Falcon 9 mission is scheduled for Wednesday (Feb. 21).

But now, due to the need of some final checks for the upgraded Falcon 9 fairing, the launch has been delayed. According to Space.com those experimental solutions include parachutes and equipping recovery ships with metal arms. Why not? The Falcon Heavy will give a boost to multiple planned space missions that were technologically not feasible until now, literally. The test mission was an incredible success.

SpaceX says that if the new launch time doesn't work for weather or other reasons, the next opportunity to blast off will be the same time Thursday. On February 21, the Falcon 9 will deploy SpaceX's own set of Starlink satellites, Microsat 1a and 1b that aims to provide low-priced internet globally. "Yet Teledesic closed in 2002, after racking up more than $9 billion costs".

SpaceX's aim is to reduce the cost of going into space and reusing components plays a major role in making that happen. Viewers were treated to exceptional footage of the launch, stage separation, and the two rocket side cores landing in unison back at Cape Canaveral. During the February 6 mission, the payload fairings held the now-famous midnight-cherry Tesla Roadster and its driver, a mannequin known as Starman.


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