While sharing her company’s ambitions and future plans SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell reportedly revealed future launching strategy of SpaceX. Gwynne said that launching should take place every two to three weeks.
When it comes to launching, ambitions of Space Exploration Technologies Corporation globally known as SpaceX, have always been big. The American aerospace manufacturer has always been keen and pretty desirous about launching Falcon 9 Rockets at the earliest.
And this is not for the first time that Gwynne has expressed her ambitions about frequent launches, she said almost the same words in February 2016; she predicted that in 2016, SpaceX should be conducting launching activities every 2 to 3 weeks.
Apparently the company succeeded in achieving their goals in the beginning until the infamous Cape Canaveral mishap. One of the Falcon 9 SpaceX rockets ended up exploded in September; leaving the company with no choice but to shut the launch-pad down for the rest of 2016.
Now we learn that one SpaceX launch is on he hold already while company’s ambitious plans of 2 to 3 launching operations are also on the hold for two reasons. One of the reasons is that company’s Florida launch pad is not operational yet, located in north of Cape Canaveral site at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.
Secondly, SpaceX can’t afford failures like past anymore therefore; rocket engines are being upgraded and improved while all possible safety concerns are being closely watched. With regards to future launching strategy of SpaceX, company is also focusing on rocket engines’ enhanced performance and for the purpose, turbo pump of Falcon 9 Rockets is reportedly being replaced with better, powerful pumps.
Reports suggest that both the US Air Force and NASA had shown their concern(s) owing to the fact that the said pumps had tendency to break or crack pretty easily.