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NASA 03 May, 2021 - 08:45am 40 views

Did spacex land today?

The private space technology company SpaceX has successfully landed a rocket back on land after a mission into space orbit. The Falcon-9 rocket came back to earth in an upright position a short distance from where it took off at Cape Canavarel in Florida. Bill Hayton reports. bbc.comSpaceX rocket lands safely back on earth

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Last Friday, SpaceX launched its second operational commercial crew mission to the International Space Station for NASA, carrying four astronauts to the station. This makes a total of 10 astronauts launched by Elon’s Mask’s SpaceX in under a year. Last month, the Technion launched three Israeli autonomous nanosatellites simultaneously that will fly in formation and monitor Earth from space. A few months before that, after six years in space, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Hayabusa2 spacecraft finally returned to Earth after a 5 billion km Trek in which it reached 400 million km from Earth with the modest purpose to explore the origin of life on earth. Also last year, The European Space Agency's Solar Orbiter made its first close pass of the sun and released the closest images of the sun ever captured.

If you think about the flow of the business model, it makes total sense: you first reduced the cost of access to space, and now everyone that offers the services for which you wanted that access in the first place is starting to make money as well.

A word to the wise: if you are thinking of starting your own Space-Tech startup, dual-use is something you want to think about. To deal with the high risk, long development cycles and still low space utilization, more and more companies developing space applications are seeking a meaningful earth-based use case as well.

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