SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket on its record mission Saturday 14th (Oct. 8), sending two commercial communications satellites into orbit.
The Falcon 9The Intelsat Galaxy 33 and Galaxy 34 satellites were launched from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on Saturday at 7:05 pm EDT (2305 GMT).
The Falcon’s first stage 9 returned to Earth and landed in a short space gravity drone about 8.5 minutes after launch on SpaceX. The robotic ship is located in the Atlantic Ocean, a few hundred miles off the coast of Florida.
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14. It was the introduction and approach to this most important course; according to the SpaceX mission description (Opens in a new tab). Rockets previously helped launch the GPS III-III and Turcat 5A satellites, the rideshare Transporter-II mission and the launch of 10 large SpaceX Starlink Internet satellites.
A record fourteen missions for the Falcon 9 first stage, the first launch last month that carried 3 BlueWalker and 34 Starlinks communications satellites.
Galaxy 33 approximately 33 minutes after liftoff and Galaxy 34 deployed the suit five minutes later; SpaceX confirmed via Twitter (Opens in a new tab).
The two “next satellites in Intelsat’s comprehensive Galaxy fleet plan to rebuild a new generation of technology that will provide Intelsat Media’s customers in North America with high-performance media distribution capabilities and a unique edge of cable head,” Luxembourg-based Intelsat wrote. announcement (Opens in a new tab). “The circle is to Intelsat’s US C-group for the defense plan”.
Saturday’s launch was the third for SpaceX in four days. On Wednesday, the company launched the Crew-5 astronaut mission for NASA and a mass of 52 Starlink satellites.
Saturn’s flight was supposed to launch early Thursday evening (Oct. 6), but Falcon 9 initiated auto abort a little (Opens in a new tab) before the proposed liftoff. The fetus was aborted due to a small helium leak, according to SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk He said on Twitter Thursday (Opens in a new tab). SpaceX then pushed the launch home to Saturday so it could complete the additional vehicles.
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