The Falcon 9 rocket, owned by a private company called SpaceX, took off from Cape Canaveral in Florida, USA this Tuesday. 49 Starling Internet Broadband Satellites After Detection of Favorable Atmospheric Conditions for Work.
Founded by Elon Musk, a South African businessman and CEO, as described by SpaceX. The mission aims to place the Starling satellites in “low Earth orbit”.
The orbit, for its part, extends to the specialized website spaceflightnow.com, which varies in altitude between 130 and 210 miles (between 210 and 339 kilometers).
The mission, called Starling 4-6, This is SpaceX’s Falcon 9’s third launch in 2022.
The spacecraft took off from Bad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 9:02 pm on Tuesday (02:02 GMT Wednesday), launching a 15 – minute launch sequence before placing 49 Starling satellites in orbit.
A few minutes later, the Falcon 9 rocket booster Then returned to Earth for reuse.
Recoverable First Level Impulse, No. B1060, He made his tenth trip and returned to the unmanned platform Located in the Atlantic Ocean north of the Bahamas.
SpaceX has delayed a scheduled launch early Monday night as optimal conditions are pending in the Atlantic landing zone of the booster rocket.
According to statistics provided by special website spaceflightnow.com, This is the 137th launch of the Falcon 9 rocket since 2010. And the number 35 satellites carrying the same impetus as the Starling Project.
On January 13, SpaceX launched from Cape Canaveral with more than a hundred small satellites, including the Spanish company Fossa Systems and Argentina’s miniature satellite “General San Martin”.
The Mars mission is part of the “Starling” project Aims to place a large number of satellites in orbit To create a broadband internet network.
The mission is part of NASA’s public-private partnership with SpaceX, a rocket company founded in 2002 by Musk, CEO of electric car maker Tesla.
(With information from EFE)