SpaceX launches its new Falcon 9 rocket
SpaceX has just launched its newest rocket, the Falcon 9 v1.1, which is now in space, and is expected to make its maiden flight later this week.
The launch was the company’s second of 2017, and it is a test flight for the Falcon Heavy, which has just flown its first test flight.
The Falcon Heavy is a version of the Falcon family, with four boosters, and a solid rocket booster, which makes up the upper stage of the rocket.
The upper stage is where the payloads and the first stage are built.
SpaceX says the rocket will be able to lift between 5,000 and 8,000 kilograms, depending on the payload.
That’s about the same as the Space Launch System, which NASA plans to use in its next launch.
The rocket has four stages: a rocket motor, a first stage engine, two second stages and a third stage.
The booster has a solid upper stage that is used to lower the payload into orbit.
The main payload of the first launch, a $70 million satellite, was loaded into the rocket on Tuesday, July 9.
SpaceX said that the satellite, called Orbcomm, was in orbit for about three hours and then released into the atmosphere, where it will spend another two months in space before landing on the International Space Station.
The first test launch of the company was on August 6, when a Falcon 9 was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
The Falcon 9’s first stage flew back to Earth on July 23.
The company is currently testing the rocket at its factory at McGregor, Texas.
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