Last week, SpaceX realise a decade-long dream of successfully launching the stronger projectile in the world. The Falcon Heavy’s achievement, marked resoundingly with resounding sonic thunders following twin booster touchdowns at Cape Canaveral, was only outclassed by Starman–a fated dummy at the motor of Elon Musk’s Roadster
With the Heavy’s test flight complete, SpaceX is back to business as usual. Or maybe not. What seems like a routine propel the coming week may have greater implications for the company’s future and profits.
The launch’s primary mission is to deliver Paz, an observational planet heavily funded under the Spanish Ministry of Defense, from the company’s pad in California. Paz won’t be journeying alone on its recycled Falcon 9 though; SpaceX calmly loaded two experimental broadband satellites–built in-house–atop the rocket.
Falcon Heavy may be the stronger launching vehicle in the world, but its length and ability move to a scant share of benefits SpaceX envisages for Starlink, its space-based internet go. The companionship hopes the first two tester satellites, Microsat-2a and Microsat-2b, will be the predecessors to a fleet of thousands of broadband satellites that SpaceX will propel over the next decade.