SpaceX will try again to launch its newest Falcon 9 rocket

Falcon 9 Block 5 rolling onto launch pad as seen in Instagram post by Elon Musk

Falcon 9 Block 5 rolling onto launch pad as seen in Instagram post by Elon Musk

The Article from SpaceX launches latest version "block 5" of Falcon 9 rocket.

The new "Block 5" Falcon 9 rocket took off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida at 4:14 p.m. EDT (20:14 GMT) and performed a ideal satellite launch that erased the memory of yesterday afternoon's boggled attempt. Now, the company will try to take off Friday, May 10th, during a launch window that runs roughly two hours, from 4:14PM to 6:21PM ET. Details about why the first attempt was aborted were not immediately available. Bangabandhu Satellite-1's mission is expected to last at least 15 years.

SpaceX has now landed 11 of its boosters on land and 14 on its droneships, which are floating platforms in the ocean, as part of its effort to bring down the cost of spaceflight and re-use costly rocket parts. Previous versions of the Falcon 9 could be launched only twice before retirement. (Eastern Standard Time) on top of a SpaceX rocket at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., atop a reusable Falcon 9 Force 5 rocket.

After the March 2017 launch of a previous Falcon 9 rocket, Elon Musk said that, "The most important part of Block 5 will be operating the engines at their full thrust capability, which is about 7 or 8 percent nearly 10 percent more than what they now run at".

It will mark the first time since the end of the U.S. space shuttle program in 2011 that a rocket has left United States soil carrying people to space.

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The Falcon 9 will eventually transport astronauts to the ISS under NASA's Commercial Crew Program.

With its debut complete, SpaceX's first Block 5 booster will now head back to Port Canaveral after being safely secured by everyone's favorite rocket-grabbing robot. The nine Merlin engines in the rocket's first stage and the single "vacuum Merlin" in the second stage boast about 8 percent and 5 percent more thrust, respectively, than their counterparts in the Falcon 9 Block 4. In total, Falcon 9 rockets have made more than 50 trips to space over the past eight years.

The rocket has redesigned helium tanks to prevent a recurrence of the launch pad explosion of September 2016.

SpaceX has no plans to use its Falcon Heavy, which is now the most powerful rocket in operation, to fly humans.

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