Next Falcon 9 Launch Delayed Until Feb 21

Vice President Mike Pence delivers opening remarks during the National Space Council’s first meeting in October 2017 at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar Hazy Center in Chantilly Virginia

Wednesday's launch is just the latest of SpaceX's ventures.

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. As the report notes, other components of the Falcon 9 are already recycled from previous missions, including a stage booster that launched the Taiwanese Formosat-5 satellite back in August 2017. Those are two satellites that SpaceX has previously said would be used in its first phase of broadband testing as part of an ambitious plan to eventually deliver global satellite Internet.

After the rocket's nine Merlin 1D engines pass an automated health check, the Falcon 9 is released from Space Launch Complex 4-East at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.The Falcon 9 rocket reaches Max Q, the point of maximum aerodynamic pressure.

The license would give SpaceX six years to deploy all the satellites, although the FCC is also looking at a petition from SpaceX to remove time limitations.

SpaceX's satellites may offer a direct-to-consumer wireless connection, a new option that will likely receive tons of blowback from current communications companies.

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On Wednesday, the Falcon 9's payload fairing will be the PAZ satellite.

We've all been impressed seeing SpaceX land almost everything they've tried to land successfully, and it seems the company is looking to re-use yet another part of their rockets.

Right off the bat, I'm confident that Mr. Steven is some variety of Sci-Fi reference, though off the top of my head I can't place it. It's kind of like a safety net you'd see a trapeze artist use... but, for a rocket fairing falling out of the sky. 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. The estimated cost the fairing is around $6 million. Although SpaceX has not talked publicly about these fairings, they represent an upgrade over previous iterations, and the company will make an effort to recover them from the Pacific Ocean. The two side boosters separated from the Falcon Heavy's center core and returned to Earth, making dual landings on SpaceX pads at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Looking into its past missions, SpaceX is expecting that it will able to recover the fairing. The first meeting of the National Space Council occured on October 5. The primary payload on Falcon 9 rocket is the 3,000-pound Paz.

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