SpaceX has been geared up and ready to launch a new batch of Starlink satellites but due to the severe weather conditions that they suggest are "likely to persist" for the next couple of days, they have finally decided to postpone the launch date and will keep people posted as to the next target launch date once confirmed.
The post that suggested a new design
Firing a rocket is in no way easy and designing a rocket could be just as hard or even harder! After stating that they had to postpone the launch, which is a common thing for rockets should bad weather occur, a certain Twitter account @billhuang688 then posted a picture of a proposed rocket design that could allegedly solve launch delays due to bad weather.It's time for SpaceX to design new rockets that can launch under any weather condition. pic.twitter.com/T855d7yaYR — BogusThought (@billhuang688) September 18, 2020
The post included a picture titled U.S. Rockets All Weather #1013 Level 1 which does not seem to appear on Google at all. The post contains the certain specifications that are allegedly needed in order for rockets to be able to withstand the harsh weather and launch anyway. Although the specifications and the legitimacy of this design when it comes to withstand harsh weather, the detailed design is certainly still quite interesting.
Look closely at the post and you'll realize it's not a real rocket
The specifications even contain the length, diameter, weight, drag, CP, assembly time, and other specifications. Although this may look quite interesting at first, the closer you look at it, you will realize that this rocket is actually way too small and could possibly be just a model rocket and not an actual satellite-carrying rocket.
At first glance, it looks like an official design but the closer you look at it, you'll see the rocket needing glue, sandpaper, sealer, paint, etc. This proves that the new specifications for the "weather resistant" rocket are actually specifications for a toy rocket.
Rocket design and SpaceX history
The specifications are not as easy as making a rocket modeled after a toy. In fact, it initially took SpaceX years before they were able to successfully launch a rocket. In fact, Elon Musk was almost on the brink of bankruptcy when SpaceX had enough funds for one more launch in order to attract investors and seal the contract with NASA.
Surprisingly, that last shot did pay off and this is why SpaceX is now what it is, a growing business that focuses on space exploration and space work. Starlink, on the other hand, works as a service to people.
Elon Musk has acknowledged that there are certain parts of the world where internet connection is very scarce and this is something he aims to change with his Starlink. The Starlink is supposedly going to provide internet connection across the globe through a series of satellites strategically hovering around Earth.
These satellites are said to be closer to the Earth than most satellites are thus providing a really good internet connection to the assigned area.
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