According to the newly released decade overview of planetary science and astrobiology from the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy is the optimal spacecraft for NASA’s flagship mission to the planet.
A team of scientists from NASA, the University of California and Johns Hopkins University have collaborated on a first-class mission to Uranus known as the Uranus Orbiter. The Uranus mission, according to the 10-year survey, will explore the solar system’s seventh planet, Uranus, and will require an Uranus Orbiter and Probe (UOP) to approach the planet.
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However, there were difficulties, such as breakdowns. SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket is the only rocket ready for launch for such a task. The members of the research panel have identified numerous launch windows for the UOP in the 2030s. However, the earliest date is in 2031.
In response to Teslarti’s report on SpaceX’s involvement in NASA’s flagship mission to Uranus, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk stated that his company is participating in the mission. Musk tweeted, “Had to be done.”
Had to be done
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) Apr 20, 2022
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The SpaceX Falcon Heavy is a very good spacecraft in the current launch and mission era, as it can handle heavy payloads and transport them to space. According to SpaceX, Falcon Heavy is the most powerful and efficient rocket in the world by a factor of two.
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