Date: 5 months ago   Category: Space

SpaceX has started Falcon 9 with the satellite onboard


The rocket of the company left in space for the first time for the last month, having sent the communication satellite Telstar into orbit. In the USA on Cape Canaveral in the State of Florida the SpaceX company has launched the Falcon 9 missile in space. The carrier has sent the communication satellite Telstar 18 Vantage (Apstar-5C) into orbit. The corresponding video has appeared on official YouTube channel of the company. SpaceX modernized Falcon 9 to a configuration of Block 5 and has equipped it with a mid-flight step of B1049.1. Start has taken place at 7:30 in the morning Monday, September 10, on the Kiev time. The rocket has sent 7060 kg of weight to space that is 16 kg less than the record set on July 22, 2018. The Telstar 18 Vantage satellite will stay in an orbit about 15 years. For SpaceX this start became the sixteenth in 2018 and the sixty seventh in the history of the company. Earlier it became known that SpaceX will start the Dragon spaceship with astronauts onboard in April, 2019. Also the Correspondent wrote that start of the probe to the Sun was shown on panoramic video. News from Корреспондент.net in Telegram. Subscribe for our https://t.me/korrespondentnet channel

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