According to the calculations SpaceX, Falcon 9 Block 5 can be reused up to 100 times.
Company SpaceX to reuse the Falcon 9 rocket is already 16 times, but has never launched one and the same apparatus more than twice.
Such a launch could take place in November this year.
According to Lars Hoffman, senior Director of sales California rocket company, the latest version of the Falcon 9 rocket, called Block 5 is specifically optimized for reuse.
“We launched the Falcon 9 is more than 60 times. We landed our first steps 30 times and again soared 16 times. We are going to restart the first stage a third time to transform access to space a routine,” said Hoffman at the memorial Symposium of Wernher von Braun.
The company has not officially confirmed its plans, but SpaceX intends to reuse the Falcon 9 rocket to launch into space a few dozen small satellites for Spaceflight. Preliminary date of launch of this rocket on November 19. It is highly likely that this launch will be the third for the Falcon 9 Block 5.
The Falcon 9 rocket Block 5 first launched on 11 may 2018. Then was successfully launched into geosynchronous transfer orbit first Bangladeshi geostationary communications satellite Bangabandhu-1. In August, the carrier rocket has deduced into a geostationary orbit, the Indonesian communications satellite. Then its components went into space a second time.
According to the calculations SpaceX, Falcon 9 Block 5 can be reused up to 100 times, and the first step can be used 10 times or more without maintenance and refurbishment between flights.
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