22 February 2018

SpaceX rocket launches might resume next month

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Engineers are still investigating the explosion of one of the Space Rockets which took place in September this year. They are figuring out the cause of the explosion and they opine that launches could resume in mid- December.

The Company's chief Executive believes that experts have reached the bottom of the problem and he says that it is a surprising problem which has never been encountered before. This was the toughest puzzle which has been solved with ease and such issues have never been encountered.

This incident was perplexing as it occurred before the ignition of the engines that were ready for a planned test. On September 1 the cascade of the explosion destroyed the Falcon 9 rocket and a $2 million satellite.
NASA's operations with the International Space Station have been complicated because of this incident. Space X a company which provides cargo to the space mission has postponed the next flight indefinitely otherwise it was scheduled for this month. Space X has a contract with NASA to carry the astronauts to the space station and this will happen at the end of next year.

Experts are saying that the problem occurred during fueling. It was during the second stage that the liquid oxygen flowed into the tank.

As the propellant was cold it got froze solid hence it led to the setting of the dynamo effect leading to the destruction of the rocket in a succession of fireballs on the launch pad. It is a fact that if the atmospheric pressure is normal oxygen automatically turns solid at 362 degrees Fahrenheit.

According to a recent statement by Space X the company is focusing the investigation on the helium container within the tank. There are three tanks in total, at the time of the launch liquid oxygen is consumed and the helium is heated up so as to maintain pressure within the tank. The tests had replicated the rupture of the helium containers which are made of carbon fiber composite materials.

2016.11.07 / 20:28
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