During the launch, 24 missions of the STP-2 combined mission will be sent into orbit, the atomic clock DSAC for the future
The development of the latter engaged in the US Air Force -instead of hydrazine, it uses hydroxyl ammonium nitrate and an oxidizing agent. New fuel is more dense than hydrazine, and 50% more efficient. “This means that with a smaller amount of fuel on board, the device can fly further,” the developers note.
This mission will be the first order for SpaceX from the US Department of Defense and the most difficult launch in the company's history, the report said.
Earlier, SpaceX dropped into the ocean attransportation to Florida, the first stage of the super-heavy Falcon Heavy rocket, which successfully launched the Arabsat-6A telecommunications satellite on April 12, after which it independently landed on the sea platform.