SpaceX gained much dominion and public presence when it was able to successfully implement its directives for space travel and space missions. Also, as SpaceX establishes its market presence, some have considered reusable rockets as a means to fortify missions on space. However, NASA approving the idea remains unknown.
Commercial space companies have packed the docket on Florida's Space Coast as United Launch Alliance and SpaceX prepare to make it three rocket launches in a month from Cape Canaveral, and industry experts say the rate of launches will likely keep growing as companies experiment with rocket reusability, reports Orlando Sentinel.
Tracking towards tomorrow's launch of communications satellite for Thaicom. Window opens at 5:40pm ET, 9:40pm UTC pic.twitter.com/IVy1ttSgvn
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) May 26, 2016
It appears that Elon Musk's commercial space firm SpaceX has a planned launch of a satellite for a Thailand company through its Falcon 9 rocket Thursday and nine days later on June 4. ULA will send up a rocket for a mission for the military's National Reconnaissance Office, reports the same post.
Although there has not been any full details or information regarding the upcoming launch, the mere idea of a new project on the horizon fueled the interest of all. It is possible that there might be hurdles regarding the plans and visions of SpaceX and the idea of a reusable rocket.
For once, the commercial satellite market might be ready for a reusable rocket, but the U.S. government is taking a more guarded approach. And even the director of launch enterprise for the U.S. Air Force Space Command's Space and Missile Systems Center stated that it might be a "long time" before the government agrees to use a reusable rocket to blast national security payloads into orbit, according to the LA Times.
Photographer unexpectedly captures Falcon 9 second stage burn and first stage entry https://t.co/IKvmVon7gF @zgreth pic.twitter.com/W12NlSG0yL — SpaceX (@SpaceX) May 18, 2016
SpaceX and the idea of implementing the use of reusable rocket might be heading on a more positive note, but for the governement, there is still a long way to go to get things up and running and ensuring that there are no loopholes for the plan.