It’s not just the Atlantic Sapphire farming company that suffers from a lack of liquid oxygen. The private space company owned by Elon Musk SpaceX does the same.
A new wave of coronary heart disease and hospitalization has caused liquid oxygen deficiency in the United States, especially in Florida.
Oxygen is being used to treat corona patients in a more effective way, and the increasing demand from hospitals has begun to exceed other industries.
The Florida Atlantic Sapphire landowner noted this. The stock collapsed on the Oslo Stock Exchange on Friday after the company reported much larger-than-expected losses in the second quarter, as well as challenges accessing liquid oxygen at its Miami salmon plant.
Now the space industry, which uses liquid oxygen to fuel its rockets, is also struggling to get there, Bloomberg reports.
Musk: – Danger
This week, SpaceX chief Gwen Shotwell warned that a lack of liquid oxygen could lead to fewer launches. SpaceX uses liquid oxygen in its Falcon 9 rocket, the company’s most important factor.
“We’ll definitely make sure hospitals get the oxygen they need, but for anyone who has liquid oxygen left, email me,” Shotwell said during Tuesday’s Space Symposium.
“This is a risk, but it is not a limiting factor yet,” Elon Musk wrote on Twitter on Thursday.
On Friday, NASA and the United Launch Alliance (ULA), a collaboration between Boeing and Lockheed Martin, announced that they would delay the launch of a satellite in September by one week.
The reason for the delay is that the increased demand for liquid oxygen has led to delays in the supply of liquid nitrogen.
Many US launches to space take place in Florida, which is a very important food mass for the US space industry.
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– Unparalleled mode
For the Atlantic Sapphire, a stable supply of oxygen is critical to the survival of farmed salmon. The company is building a massive wild salmon farming facility outside of Miami, Florida.
“We are in an unparalleled position,” Johann Andreessen, CEO and owner of Atlantic Sapphire, told participating investors on a conference call Thursday night.
– So far, we have taken measures to reduce oxygen consumption. Among other things, we lower the temperature in the plant and stop feeding the fish, so that they stop growing. We also slaughtered 100,000 fish with somewhat less weight than planned, Andreessen said.
The oxygen problem comes on top of several technical problems and widespread fish deaths in the past year.
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