SpaceX has completed a significant space mission.
Two-level Hawk 9 The rocket was launched from Cape Canaveral Space Station in Florida at 12:27 PM EDT (0427 GMT) on Sunday (June 19), carrying the communications satellite for Globalstar, Louisiana.
Ten minutes after takeoff, the first stage of the rocket returned to Earth to land vertically. SpaceX Read the instructions for the drones stationed in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida. If all goes according to plan, the satellite will be in orbit within 1 hour and 50 minutes of launch.
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It was The third task for SpaceX In just 36 hours. The company launched its 53 Starling Internet satellites from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Friday (June 17) and on Saturday (June 18) launched a radar satellite for the German Army from the Vandenberg Space Base in California.
Friday set the task a New rocket reuse record To SpaceX; The Falcon 9 that flew it had the first stage with 12 launches already under its belt. (This particular Falcon 9 first level ninth Sunday launch, According to the SpaceX task description (Opens in new tab).)
Even before Trifecta, SpaceX has boosted its launch momentum this year. Sunday morning is the 26th 2022 of the Liftoff Company, and the year is not even half over yet.
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