SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy is the ideal spacecraft for the latest decadal survey for a Uranus mission, a venture that will survey and study the distant planet in the Solar System. Much information was released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine regarding its new probe, and Elon Musk talked about this on Twitter.
It seems that Musk is onto something in his latest tweet.
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SpaceX Falcon Heavy: Ideal for Uranus Mission in Latest Decadal
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a decadal survey of planetary science and astrobiology regarding a new flagship mission endorsed by NASA. The national space agency said to prioritize the Uranus mission, developed around the Falcon Heavy spacecraft to bring it to the region (via Teslarati).
The decadal survey detailed that it will explore the seventh planet in the Solar System, and there would be a Uranus Orbiter and Probe (UOP) that will need to reach the gaseous world. SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy is the only launch-ready rocket in existence today.
It was supposedly meant for the SLS rocket, but there were factors to consider, like delays and such. Other spacecraft from ULA, Vulcan, and Blue Origin.
Had to been done
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 20, 2022
Elon Musk: Did He Confirm Involvement in Project?
Elon Musk replied to a tweet regarding this new project from NASA and the newly-released decadal survey, which may confirm SpaceX’s involvement in the project. The tech CEO said that it “had to be done,” and it may refer to the mission plans involving the Falcon Heavy for Uranus’ soon mission.
There is no direct confirmation of SpaceX’s involvement in the project as of now.
SpaceX and the Falcon Heavy
The SpaceX Falcon Heavy is one famous spacecraft in the present era of launches and missions, as it can accommodate heavy payloads and features itself to bring it to deep space. One of the latest missions of the Falcon Heavy is an upcoming venture with NASA that awards SpaceX a cargo with the Lunar Outpost for its soon Moon delivery using the Falcon Heavy.
Another mission meant for the Falcon Heavy is also from NASA, and it will survey Jupiter’s Europa as a new rock that is suitable for humans to live in soon. The Europa Clipper mission will look into Jupiter’s moon as a new destination to reside on, and it is alongside the Mars mission and other exploration for the new worlds.
The Falcon Heavy is one of the existing and launch-ready vehicles for high-capacity missions to bring significant cargo to different parts of the celestial heavens. Now, it is the ideal candidate for the Uranus mission based on the latest decadal survey, and Elon Musk’s latest tweet may be a teaser for its upcoming involvement in the project.
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