The American Space Agency has already trusted Elon Muska so much that it begins to entrust it with the implementation of the most key missions, not only in scientific terms, but also the future of all mankind.
We remind you that NASA recently asked SpaceX for help in carrying out the mission called Asteroid Impact and Deflection Assessment (AIDA), which it wants to implement with the European Space Agency. As part of it, a special Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) vehicle is created, the aim of which will be to fly to the planetoid Didymos (65803) and hit it.
Researchers want to test technologies that can be beneficial in this way when Earth is threatened by some cosmic rock. It may all seem like a script for a sci-fi movie, but the future of our planet and the humanity that inhabits it does not appear in pink colors. Astronomers warn that the threat can come at any moment, and our civilization is completely unprepared for it.
NASA has announced that SpaceX will be included in one of the most daunting missions in human history worth $ 69 million. The role of the people of Elon Muska will consist in successfully launching the vehicle into space using the Falcon-9 rocket. The launch is to take place in June 2021 from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
New SpaceX missions for NASA a great contribution to the development of humanity. Fig. NASA.
Now we find out that the agency is planning to implement another great mission with the help of SpaceX, worth over 50 million dollars. It’s about the Imaging X-ray Polarimeters Explorer (IXPE), or the orbiting cosmic ray observatory. Over 290 kg device will consist of three instruments, whose task will be to measure the polarization of radiation coming from various sources.
The IXPE device will be lifted into orbit at a height of 540 kilometers and positioned in a place where the anomalies in the magnetic field due to the presence of the internal Van Allen belt are unaffected. NASA wants to get more data about the threat of radiation coming from the most energetic objects in the deep space.
In the coming years, the agency plans to commission Elona Muska another key missions. SpaceX undoubtedly enjoys not only a great reputation in the space industry, but above all it is able to carry out missions much cheaper than the competition, which is a very important aspect for NASA when planning economically sound missions.