Elon Musk revealed that the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket boosters and other reusable spacecraft innovations of the company have no "maximum limit" to be used again within the company's missions as it returns to the planet. SpaceX aims for "full reusability" and is said to continue reusing the spacecraft as long as it can be serviced and fit for its next mission.
SpaceX Full Reusability
According to the SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk via Twitter (@elonmusk), the company aims for "full reusability" with the use of its spacecraft despite coming from various missions that have occurred for the past launches. It was known that SpaceX's innovations were focused on reusable pieces of technology for its missions and partnerships.
For practical purposes, there is no limit. It will just get increasingly difficult to service.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 4, 2021
Moreover, the company also puts no limit on the reusability of the spacecraft, as revealed by the CEO. SpaceX rocket boosters and vessels like the Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon can be used as little or as frequently as decided by the company, basing on different factors such as the ruggedness, its safety to be reused, and how much service it needs.
For Musk and SpaceX, the vehicle's reusability would heavily depend on how much service it requires and the cost that the company is willing to spend to keep the spacecraft up and running for the next mission. SpaceX is known to have saved millions of dollars with its reusable innovation, along with saving raw resources to create a new one.
Elon Musk Recommends 'Full Reusability' for Roscosmos
The tweet that revealed Musk's recommendation and SpaceX's reusability innovation was initially directed to Roscosmos' #AmurSPG rocket which is nearing its release for this year's Fall season. The article from Taas embedded within the tweet showed that the company is only looking at partial reuse for its returning rocket booster.
This a good path, but I recommend aiming for full reusability
This a good path, but I recommend aiming for full reusability— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 4, 2021
Despite being a rival space agency (and a state-funded one for Russia), Musk still suggested a way to improve their technology and boost the spacecraft's reusability. Elon Musk's goal is to have SpaceX reuse its rockets to reduce the consumption and waste of raw materials for a new one, effectively maximizing the company's resources.
Musk Shows off German Language Skills
Ich habe ein Semester Deutsch an der Universität studiert usw— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 4, 2021
Additionally, a tweet from a fan insulted Falcon 9 by saying "Falcon Nein," which is a known German word for "No." In this, the SpaceX CEO had a good laugh about it and was asked if he knows how to speak the foreign language. Here, Musk revealed (in German) that he had studied the foreign language for one semester during his university days.
This article is owned by Tech Times
Written by Isaiah Alonzo