According to Elon Musk, the Block 5 would be the final iteration of the Falcon 9 rocket, which could be reused up to 10 times without any renovation.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with the Dragon spacecraft on board, launches from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on June 3, 2017.
The Block 5 has additionally been created to satisfy NASA's crew-carrying necessities.
The almost 8,000-pound satellite, known as Bangabandhu-1, is created to have a lifespan of 18 years and will deliver communications services to Asia. It plans to soon launch astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) and is now on a road to colonize Mars with the help of BFR, a powerful, 348-foot-long spaceship created to ferry people and cargo between Earth and Mars.
Editor's observe: This story was up to date at 5:10 p.m. EDT to incorporate the focused launch date of Might 10. A lot of effort has gone in designing the two-stage Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket.
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So far, SpaceX has recovered and reused a handful of boosters.
Highlight of SpaceX's historic launch of Falcon Heavy earlier this year. Block 5 first stages, however, are created to fly 10 times with just inspections between landing and liftoff, and 100 times with some refurbishment involved, SpaceX representatives have said. "It is a reliability improve that mixes reliability and reusability".
One of the most significant changes is the use of stronger high-pressure helium tanks, known as composite overwrapped pressure vessels, or COPVs, that are submerged in the rocket's liquid oxygen propellant tanks.
A second stage COPV apparently ruptured during a pre-launch test September 1, 2016, triggering a catastrophic explosion that destroyed a Falcon 9 and its satellite payload and heavily damaged the launch complex. The plan is for this process to be repeatable up to a total lifespan of as many as 100 flights per rocket.
But according to Hans Koenigsmann, SpaceX's vice president for build and flight reliability, fueling takes only about 30 minutes which is a "relatively quick procedure, and we believe that this exposure time is the shortest and therefore the safest approach". "That's basically the key thing on block 5".