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The launch of the American Falcon-9 rocket failed three times due to technical problems

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The launch of the American Falcon-9 rocket failed three times due to technical problems

The private US company SpaceX has postponed the launch of the improved two-stage rocket Falcon-9, which was to put into orbit the first commercial satellite SES-8. The launch was to take place on November 25 from the launch site at Cape Canaveral (Florida) at 17: 37 local time (02: 37 26 November Moscow time).


The “launch window” was open within an hour, SpaceX operators started counting down three times, but each time the launch failed for various technical reasons. So, the last time a problem arose in the first stage of the rocket and was connected with the liquid oxygen supply system. The next time they try to launch Falcon into orbit on November 28, ITAR-TASS reports.

The Falcon rocket previously made six sorties. She launched cargo modules for the ISS three times into Earth orbit. The first demonstration launch of the modified rocket took place in September 2013 of the year at the American Vanderberg base in California. Then the Falcon carrier successfully raised six vehicles into orbit at once, including the Canadian-owned meteorological satellite.

The modified model uses Merlin 1D engines, the power of which is 60 percent more than the engines of the previous model. The height of the rocket - 68,4 meter, weight - 505 tons. The SES-8 satellite, which it should send into orbit, weighs 3,2 tons. It was developed by Orbital Sciences. The cost of the device - 100 million dollars. It is expected to provide communications for the Asia-Pacific region over 15 years.

The current launch of Falcon was to be the first launch in the interests of a private company - SES World Skies. Previously, she used the services of the Russian Proton and the European Ariane to output her satellites. SpaceХ promises that using Falcon rockets sending spacecraft to space will be much cheaper. For the launch of SES-8, SES World Skies paid SpaceX 55 millions of dollars.
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  1. andrei332809
    andrei332809 26 November 2013 11: 29
    +5
    so what? technical problems are everywhere. the main thing is to detect and fix it in time
  2. ed65b
    ed65b 26 November 2013 11: 31
    0
    so it’s also they didn’t really start to fly and what will happen if they start to fall and they will not fall.
  3. Asgard
    Asgard 26 November 2013 11: 31
    +3
    With the collapse of the Soviet Union, many Russian developments went west ...
    By the way, "Grasshopper" is also our development, it was closed, due to its hopelessness .... the use of 1 stage several times can reduce the cost of space launches by hundreds of times ...
    We have created a rocket "BAIKAL" 1st stage of the modified Angara .... BUT NO FINANCING ....
    But "Folkon" is being developed, it is not clear how the justification of funds is going on ???
    Due to the cost of this development .... although This is an old 63 kerosene engine .....
    So for now, nothing new)))))
  4. dimon-media
    dimon-media 26 November 2013 11: 47
    -1
    This is not Falconand the phallus.
  5. Kulneff2009
    Kulneff2009 26 November 2013 11: 58
    0
    Mattresses are persistent. They will bring. Yes, and the dough is enough.
  6. mountain
    mountain 26 November 2013 12: 12
    +1
    Here on a copper page, an article was on our website that America bought a large batch of defective Chinese electronics and managed to install it literally in everything that is possible. So, if planes fall, ships sink and satellites fall, we will know the reason. And yet, it is not in vain that China aggravates the situation with Japan and other island states. It looks like China is thinking that it has taken America out of the game.
    1. AVV
      AVV 26 November 2013 15: 50
      +1
      America is buying large quantities of Russian engines! So the states in this and our development and supply are dependent !!!
      1. clidon
        clidon 26 November 2013 19: 48
        0
        Falcons fly on their engines.
        1. alone
          alone 26 November 2013 20: 19
          0
          what’s what, but Russian missiles with foreign devices never fall, but if the domestic device is immediately the kind of problem, with the obligatory destruction of the device what
          1. ed65b
            ed65b 26 November 2013 21: 29
            0
            Quote: lonely
            what’s what, but Russian missiles with foreign devices never fall, but if the domestic device is immediately the kind of problem, with the obligatory destruction of the device what

            Duck, the money was then slammed and divided and therefore destroyed, and then go figure it out, but they were generally ?????
          2. clidon
            clidon 26 November 2013 22: 11
            0
            Protons fell from "aliens" three times in 10 years.
            1. studentmati
              studentmati 26 November 2013 22: 28
              0
              And not only Protons ... sad
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  7. Sharingan
    Sharingan 26 November 2013 20: 23
    0
    This is generally nothing compared to our Pacific satellite constellation.