Date: 2 weeks ago   Category: Space

SpaceX launched the Falcon 9 missile with three satellites


Each satellite weighs nearly one and a half tons. They were consistently put to orbit in 54 minutes after start. Elon Musk's company SpaceX successfully launched the Falcon 9 rocket carrier from the spaceport at military and air air base Vandenberg in California with three Canadian RADARSAT Constellation satellites. It is reported on Twitter of the company on Wednesday, June 12. Start took place at 17:17 across Kiev. The carrier rocket put to orbit a series from three satellites of sounding of Earth. Each device weighs about 1.4 tons. They were consistently put to orbit in 54 minutes after start. The orbital group RADARSAT Constellation will succeed RADARSAT-1 systems, acting from 1995 to 2013, and RADARSAT-2 working since 2007. RADARSAT Constellation is intended for observation of weather conditions, at elimination of natural disasters and observation of sea navigation. The Canadian space agency acts as the customer of start. The first step of the carrier rocket Falcon 9 makes the second flight, earlier in March she participated in test start of the latest Crew Dragon ship. It is already known that the step successfully landed in California. Let's remind, on May 24 SpaceX from the third attempt launched the Falcon 9 missile with 60 Internet satellites of the Starlink project. They are intended for creation of global network of transfer of Internet traffic. And on June 4 in the Pacific Ocean space "truck" Dragon of the SpaceX company splashed down. It brought from the ISS to Earth nearly two tons of freight, including results of scientific experiments. News from the Correspondent.netv of Telegram. Subscribe for our https://t.me/korrespondentnet channel

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