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SpaceX Hits Several Marks With Sunday’s Launch & Land: Elon Musk’s Reuse Policy Becoming A Normal Fad

By Dipannita | Jun 26, 2017 07:57 AM EDT

Sunday saw Elon Musk's company, SpaceX launching and landing the second rocket in a record time span of 48 hours. SpaceX religiously follows its policy of bringing rockets back home to reap the advantages of lesser cost.

According to reports from Mashable, SpaceX executed its 13th rocket touchdown back on Earth. Notably, the rocket launched 10 communication satellites to the orbit, from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base, at 4:25 p.m ET on Sunday.

Sunday's achievement of SpaceX is significant as with it the company made a mark on several aspects. With Sunday's successful performance, the company marks the ninth launch for SpaceX this year and it was also the second rocket launch and landing that SpaceX successfully performed in 48 hours. The Falcon 9 rocket booster landed in the Pacific Ocean, on a drone ship, once again marking the eight successful drone ship landing in the history of SpaceX.

The report further states that the business strategy that SpaceX follows, is largely dependent on reusability, whether it is launching smaller satellites for private companies or sending people to Mars. So, rather than dumping the rocket, SpaceX brings them back on Earth for renewing and reusing it for the next mission.

With the renovation and reusing policy, the company saves a lot of money on re-flights. Notably, it has pretty much become normal and with Sunday's landing, SpaceX brought its ninth consecutive rocket back on Earth. It must be mentioned that since its first landing in December 2015, SpaceX has been diligently following its strategy of bringing back the rockets.

Along with the Falcon 9, the company has also reused its Dragon capsule. Notably, the Dragon capsule is presently on the station and is estimated to be back to Earth for the second time in July. Moreover, it is speculated that in 2018, the company is planning to send a couple of people to the moon's orbit and a trip to Mars for robots is planned in 2020.

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