The Falcon 9 rocket of the private company SpaceX took off on Tuesday from Cape Canaveral, in Florida (USA), with 49 Starlink Internet broadband satellites are on board after finding favorable weather conditions for the mission.
As detailed by SpaceX, a company set up by South African entrepreneur and entrepreneur Elon Musk, The mission is to put the Starlink satellites into “low Earth orbit”.
This orbit, for its part, expands the specialist website spaceflightnow.com, and varies in altitude between 130 and 210 miles (between 210 and 339 kilometers).
The mission, named Starlink 4-6, This is the third launch in 2022 of SpaceX’s Falcon 9.
The spacecraft departed from Platform 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 9:02 p.m. ET Tuesday (02:02 GMT Wednesday) to begin a 15-minute launch sequence before deploying 49 Starlink satellites into orbit.
A few minutes later, a Falcon 9 rocket booster It returned to Earth for later reuse.
First Stage Recoverable Fuel, No. B1060, He made his tenth flight with this and landed again on a drone platform It is located in the Atlantic Ocean, north of the Bahamas.
SpaceX postponed the launch, initially scheduled for Monday night, pending improvement in conditions in the booster’s Atlantic landing area.
According to the statistics provided by the specialized website spaceflightnow.com, This is the 137th Falcon 9 launch since 2010. And number 35 is from the same propellants that carry Starlink satellites.
On January 13, SpaceX also took off from Cape Canaveral with more than a hundred small satellites on board, including six from Spain’s Fossa Systems and the Argentine “General San Martin” miniature satellite.
Tuesday’s mission is part of the Starlink show. It aims to put a large number of satellites into orbit To create a broadband Internet.
This mission is part of NASA’s public-private partnership with SpaceX, the rocket company that Musk founded in 2002 and is also CEO of electric car maker Tesla.
(With information from EFE)
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