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Internet entrepreneur poised to become rocket man

发布时间:2019-02-28 04:09:01来源:未知点击:

IT MAY not inspire much confidence – an untried design for a reusable rocket and a fledgling company that has never launched one before. Yet, California-based Space-X is sitting on $200 million in contracts to launch satellites on its new rocket, and this week the company’s customers will learn whether their confidence is justified. If the Falcon 1 rocket blasts off on Friday complete with its FalconSat-2 payload for the US air force, it will become the first privately developed liquid-fuelled rocket to reach orbit, and the world’s only semi-reusable orbital craft apart from the space shuttle. Space-X,