SpaceX announced the delay on February 17, saying it needed more time to check Falcon 9's upgrade payload fairing, the cone-shaped structure atop of the Falcon 9 that protects the payload - things that the rocket carries - as it hurtles through space. The Falcon 9's first stage set to launch with Paz previously flew on the Formosat 5 mission from Vandenberg in August 2017.
"If adopted, it would be the first approval given to an American-based company to provide broadband services using a new generation of low-Earth orbit satellite technologies."
On the other side, SpaceX will not recover the rocket's first stage as this part will no longer able to reuse for any future mission so, the company will allow it to fall into the Pacific Ocean.
The future is here, now and for proof just look back to the successful launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket a few weeks ago. Now, the company wants to try and recycle a fairing.
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The fairing is basically the top part of the rocket that protects the payload underneath during launch.
According to SeaTran, the company that owns Mr. Steven, the vessel is 205 feet (62 meters) long, can travel up to 32 knots (36.8 miles per hour, or about 59 km/h) and has a deck measuring 136 feet by 27 feet (41 by 8 m). The upgraded version of the fairing will help the company to recover it after the launch and that would be used for the future mission.
For example, the total cost of a Falcon 9 launch is estimated to be about $61 million.
Looking into its past missions, SpaceX is expecting that it will able to recover the fairing. In its most recent launch, the fairing protected Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster and Starman so they could jet off through space.
Follow the key events of the Falcon 9 rocket's ascent to orbit with the Paz Earth observation payload for Hisdesat, operator of Spain's governmental satellites. The first meeting of the National Space Council occured on October 5.
FCC chairman Ajit Pai praised the so-called Starlink project for attempting to bring internet into those parts of the United States where it is a rare commodity. The initial satellites in the network are expected to come online next year.