Commercial Spaceflight And The Dawning Age of NewSpace

SpaceX just announced their next historic rocket launch, and it’s ridiculously soon

“We believe in the next six to eight weeks we’ll be able to return to flight,” Lee Rosen, who is the vice president of mission and luanch operations at SpaceX, said on Tuesday at the International Astronautical Congress, Reuters reported.

That means we can expect to see the next SpaceX launch by early December, which is ridiculously soon, considering the company suffered a devastating loss less than five months ago on June 28.

To return to space so soon is a notable achievement.

For comparison, Orbital Sciences Corporation, now called Orbital ATK Inc., has not flown since their Antares rocket exploded about one year ago on Oct. 28, 2014. And NASA waited more than two years to launch one of their Space Shuttles after the Columbia disaster in 2003.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.businessinsider.com

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