American space transport services firm SpaceX has released a latest video of flight animation that reveals the vision of CEO Elon Musk and his team about its next launches.
The video shows the first test flight for the heavy-lift Falcon rocket. It also offers hints about Florida’s Kennedy Space Center where the space company is planning to have its second launch pad later this year.
Currently, SpaceX possess two leases in Florida, firstly one with US space agency NASA and secondly at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, south of the NASA spaceport.
The incredible footage shows the Falcon Heavy launch with the use of a booster which comprises of three Falcon 9 first-stage engines. Two boosters are also shown in the video which first detaches and then fly themselves back to the ground safely before the detachment of the main booster or landing in a similar fashion.
Musk is very explicit about his vision of safely landing the SpaceX rockets that can be refueled and reused, in an attempt to give a boost to the space travel industry.
Even though the footage shows the landing of boosters on Florida pads on the ground, the space company is first working on training its landing gears in order to target the landing platforms on the ocean. It will be repeating the same on February 8, just after its Falcon 9 rocket blasts off a space weather monitoring satellite for NASA and NOAA.