SpaceX scraps plan to upgrade Falcon 9 for more `reusability`

SpaceX не планирует обновлять вторую ступень Falcon-9

The launch of South Korea's next-generation small satellite was postponed due to a pre-flight inspection on Falcon-9, a two-stage rocket created by American aerospace manufacturer SpaceX.

Earlier in November, Musk announced that "Falcon 9 second stage will be upgraded to be like a mini-BFR Ship", to test components for the BFR.

Instead of upgrading Falcon 9 for more reusability, SpaceX was now focusing on "accelerating BFR (Big Falcon Rocket)" which is being created to take humans and supply to Mars and also to dramatically cut travel time within Earth. The new design is very impressive! The company SpaceX has abandoned the idea of finalizing the second stage of the rocket Falcon-9 for its re-use.

The company announced on Sept 17 that Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will be the first private passenger to ride around the moon on the company's BFR rocket in 2023. Musk says he wants to launch an unmanned mission to Mars by 2022, and a manned mission by 2024. It's unclear how much of this is set to change under Musk's reported redesign.

According to preliminary estimates of the owner of SpaceX, the creation of the BFR will cost more than $ 5 billion.

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