This week a ton of activity in the space has been going on, including multiple launches, essential preparations for missions, robots, and much more. Rocket Lab completes an essential step towards reusable rockets. Rocket Lab has successfully delivered a payload to an orbit. But at the starting of the year 2019, Rocket Lab announced they would be moving for launching system. During the Electron rocket at the 10th mission, Rocket Lab took the first step by testing the re-entry systems for bringing booster back to Earth’s atmosphere. As per Rocket Lab, the test was much better.
19th Space Station resupply mission launched by SpaceX is another big launch this week by SpaceX, which gave 5,200 lbs of experiments and supplies with the same to ISS. With the help of new Falcon 9 was launched, which SpaceX recovered by landing at sea, including employees of a Dragon cargo capsule company which had flown twice before to start. Other then that, ISS has new equipment in their station, like a robot hotel. The assistant robot powered by IBM is heading to space. After the first successful test of CIMON, it got back to ISS aboard above SpaceX launch with improvement. Its key developments are that it can respond to human emotions. SpaceX completes the seventh parachute test. It is one more step closer to launch astronauts on their crew spacecraft in the future. The company needs to do a minimum of ten parachute tests back to back to settle down for crew launch. Also, the company is almost there to get that done before the end year.
Boeing completes dress rehearsal for crew launch- Boeing is also much close to for launching an own commercial crew launch, and even they have planned- how the mission will take place when uncrewed start the launching. Real X-Wings fly for real- X-Wing starfighters started the night sky ride over Florida, Orlando, this week. The X-Wings are modified versions of a large cargo drone, on which Boeing is working, but both companies didn’t disclose further details about Real X-Wings fly for real- X-Wing starfighters.