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Mars boost: Successful launch for Elon Musk’s reusable Falcon Heavy rocket

Falcon Heavy carried a communications satellite for Saudi-based telecom firm Arabsat, which will beam internet and television services over Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

Privately owned SpaceX, also known as Space Exploration Technologies Corp, was founded in 2002 by Mr Musk, who is also a co-founder of electric car maker Tesla Inc.

Mr Musk and SpaceX are proposing to develop Mars transportation infrastructure to pave the way for the eventual colonisation of Mars. 

His plans include using fully reusable launch vehicles such as heavy, human-rated spacecraft, on-orbit propellant tankers, rapid-turnaround launch/landing mounts, and local production of rocket fuel on Mars.

Article source: https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1113615/elon-musk-space-x-mars-falcon-heavy-rocket-mars-colonisation

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