IMPORTANT SpaceX Launch Missions for 2014 and 2015: Resupplies to NASA’s Satellites and More
If we carefully observe the technological advancements that have been made so far, observant eyes would realize that we have scaled a lot of what that we all can see with a naked eye. However, space is a territory that is yet to be traversed. Yes, we do have satellites orbiting the earth 24/7, but we have not made enough advancements that qualify us to say that we have conquered space.
SpaceX, a space exploration and transportation company founded by the famous entrepreneur and co-founder of PayPal, Elon Musk, works towards achieving just that. If you haven’t heard of Elon Musk, I’ll tell you.
He’s quite an inspirational man who works 100 hours a week: a little more than 14 hours a day! On top of that, he’s a billionaire. One of SpaceX’s stated goals is to achieve the colonization of mMrs. How interesting and visionary.
SpaceX has a number of flights planned for 2014 and 2015. Some of the flights for 2014 have already taken place but many still remain. SpaceX has a couple for space rockets, namely Falcon 9, Dragon and Falcon 1 and Falcon Heavy. Likewise, Space X has a number of customers such as NASA, ASIASAT, ORBCOMM, SpaceSystems/Loral, etc.
The most famous launches SpaceX has to make in 2014 and 2015 are the launch for resupplies to NASA’s satellite ISS using the Dragon and Falcon 9 rockets from the Cape Canaveral lauch site. Moreover, operations like launching geo-stationary satellites and private space trips are also on SpaceX’s agenda.
SpaceX is considered to be a pioneer in space travel as it manufacturers one of the most cost-effective rockets. This has led other space giants that have dominated space travel to reconsider their prices due to competitive pressure from SpaceX.
As much as $56.7 million in expenses are required for a rocket launch by SpaceX, compared with at least $250 from other companies. SpaceX has been awarded contracts by NASA and other Pentagon funded organizations for space travel. According to Elon Musk, in 20-30 years, ordinary people will be able to travel to Mars.
The thought of inhabiting Mars is quite an exciting prospect and we do hope Elon Musk is able to fulfill his vision.