SpaceX launched its Falcon Heavy rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, carrying 24 experimental satellites in what Elon Musk's rocket company called one of the most hard launches it has attempted.
It was the first time the military used the world's most powerful rocket, the first nighttime launch for the Falcon Heavy and the first time such a government mission used two SpaceX boosters that have been flown before.
Formosat-7, the second satellite constellation jointly built by Taiwan and the US, is slated to launch at 2:30 p.m. today (June 25), Taiwan Time.
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Both side boosters landed back at Cape Canaveral several minutes after lift-off, just as they did after launching in April.
In addition to the cremated remains, the OTB satellite, developed by General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems and also hosts NASA's Deep Space Atomic Clock. Indeed, Of Course I Still Love You was stationed twice as far from shore this morning as it normally is during sea-landing attempts.Читайте также: Woman who accused him of sexual assault not his type
The first Falcon Heavy launch was in February 2018.
Unlike the side boosters, the centre core was faced with what the SpaceX PAO breathlessly described as "the most hard landing we've had to date" with the spent booster coming in fast towards the drone ship Of Course I Still Love You, which was stationed twice as far into the North Atlantic Ocean (from Port Canaveral) than usual.
Today's launch kicked off a particularly complicated flight, as the satellites onboard needed to be injected into three distinct orbits. The company has not yet released a date for its next Falcon Heavy flight.
Among the other payloads aboard STP-2 is a small satellite-designed by The Planetary Society-featuring a novel and non-toxic method of propulsion. The group hopes that this LightSail 2 mission will prove the potential of spacecraft that are propelled by solar radiation pressure. A number of complex maneuvers were scheduled to take place, including four separate upper-stage engine burns, three separate deployment orbits and a total mission duration of over six hours.
The gang also conducted spacewalks during the 204-day mission and performed the first in-space editing of DNA.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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