However, due to the dangers of wildfires near Wandenburg, the Air Force decided to allow SpaceX – and only SpaceX – to move south from Florida. This made an exception because the Falcon 9 has an automatic flight safety system that can destroy a rocket that has an anomaly or leaves it on purpose. It is important that the rocket can make that decision without human intervention, as a rocket engine explosion can interfere with self-destructive commands from the ground.
The Falcon 9 was a major threat to SpaceX after it landed off the Florida coast. The first phase went down before the rocket reached Cuba, and after that, it was as low as it was not to threaten the island.
While only SpaceX’s Falcon 9 is now released, current and upcoming rockets, such as the United Launch Alliance Vulcan, Blue Origin’s New Glenn and SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, will eventually be equipped with automatic self-destruction systems. At that time, they would all be allowed to fly south from Cape Canaveral as well.
The SAOCOM 1B satellite, launched by Argentina’s space agency, will follow a sun-synchronous orbit that will monitor its spots on Earth at the same time every day. It will use radar to monitor the Earth for disasters that could affect its agriculture, mining and other industries. The Falcon 9 Stage One rocket has now flown four times in total at launch launch – and will fly again, thanks to another successful ground landing near the launch pad.