May 11, 2017 03:33 AM EDT
SpaceX reported plans in the future are making a big buzz on the online news nowadays. The Hawthorne-based company purportedly will launch thousands of internet satellites in the coming years to provide easier access to the web. Aside from that, the company has made progress on Falcon Heavy's main core by making its first major static fire test recently.
SpaceX is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport service provider company. Unlike NASA, it is the first privately funded company that has ventured on producing spacecraft for space travel. Founded by Elon Musk in 2002, the company's main objective is to provide less space transportation costs and help the US space agency its exploration on Mars.
Since it was founded, SpaceX has tied up to NASA to provide transport services to deliver supplies to the International Space Station (ISS). And now, the private space company is looking to expand its services by making one ambitious plan in the next years.
According to Phys.Org, Space X has detailed its plans of launching thousands of internet satellites in the coming years. It is no other than the company and Tesla-founder Elon Musk who made the promises of providing worldwide broadband access by sending a "constellation" of internet-providing satellites in Earth's orbit.
SpaceX goal is to provide high-speed broadband services to its growing demand in the United States and worldwide. Millions of Americans are struggling to have a reliable internet access even in urban areas where its demand is steadily rising. The private spacecraft manufacturer is now planning to launch a satellite prototype later this year as its initial test.
Speaking of launching, SpaceX has made progress on what appears to be a powerful rocket that they have ever built. According to The Verge, in a video released just recently, the private company shows the first major static fire test of Falcon Heavy's main core that was conducted at the company's test site facility in McGregor, Texas.
Falcon Heavy is SpaceX prototype flagship Falcon 9 rocket and said to be the world's most powerful rocket that has ever built. The private spacecraft manufacturer intends to use the said rocket to bring tourist around the Moon and launch spacecraft to the Mars in 2020.
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