Three launches to watch in 2021

Back to school! And SpaceX has already completed several Starlink flights. Now it’s time for Elon Musk’s company to return to service so we can dream again. In fact, Thomas Pesquet will soon be flying aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launcher.

SpaceX in a nutshell:

SpaceX has changed space travel by making it impossible for the space sector: making shuttles reusable. The success of the manned spaceflight in 2020 aboard the Crew Dragon capsule, which successfully took off, made Tesla famous here.

Musk has always been recognized as a genius, but the successful launch of SpaceX marks its peak.

On May 30, the Crew Dragon capsule boarded two NASA astronauts: Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to join the ISS station.


Manned flight with Thomas Pesquet

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Thomas Pesquet prepares to fly to the ISS station aboard the Falcon 9 launcher.

The Starship SN9 and SN9 Bis?

SpaceX changed the design of the Starship rocket or Big Flask Rocket by the important Elon Musk. As its name suggests, the Big Falcon Rocket is actually a large rocket 118 meters high, with 2 floors, and 1000 m³ interior volume.


For the Starship shuttle, it measures 55 meters. Due to its size compared to the Falcon 9, the device is suitable for transportation by boat. It should also be noted that the capacity of the BFR was changed downwards, as it became 100 tons from 150 tons.

However, its designer stressed that it will not affect the performance of the Big Falcon Rocket. The device is expected to reach Mars in the future.

In the meantime, a new launch of the big bottle rocket is planned for the year 2021 by SpaceX. It will be an opportunity for SpaceX and the rest of the world to see how far the Big Falcon Rocket can go with the changes and enhancements to which it is subject. All the stakes are of course to see the SN9 successfully land on the ground to become the first reusable vessel.

Launch falcon heavy

Falcon 9 launcher @SpaceX

2021 will mark the fourth launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket! It is too early to comment on the type of payloads of this device, currently known as the USSF-44.

However, with the heavy Falcon, there is a high probability that the rocket will be launched to conduct intelligence mission signals, or simply, a spy mission related to military satellite communications.

In addition, you should know that from a technical standpoint, the mission composition of the USSF-44 has at least 2 carpooling payloads, as well as 2 separate satellites.

With the Falcon heavy launch, the USSF-44 would have to weigh 3.7 metric tons. When the contract is announced, the Falcon Heavy will launch in November 2020.

According to a BRIG presentation, the launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket and thus the US Air-Force mission USSF-44 is scheduled for February 28, 2021.

Falcon 1, SpaceX examines its classic

The launch of Falcon 1 is one of the most awaited events in 2021 for Elon Musk’s company: SpaceX. In fact, SpaceX made this device to reduce the costs of launching satellites.


Falcon 1, as its name suggests, was the earliest version of SpaceX’s Falcon rockets. This allowed the development of parts of the Falcon 9. It is also known that around the year 2010, the spaceX was dedicated to the Falcon 1 whose cargo capacity was at a higher level.

The Falcon 1 owes performance to the Merlin rocket engine. The rocket has 2 stages, the first contains the engine. SpaceX also considered the capacity of the rocket by enlarging its fairing so that it could accommodate heavier payloads.

Now, SpaceX wants to take a look at the Falcon 1 project again and make all the necessary improvements to it. The launch is scheduled for the new year, so 2021 will be an extraordinary year for SpaceX!

And you, what are your favorite launches?

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