SpaceX in full countdown to what could be The rocket launch trilogy this weekend. Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s private spaceflight company aims to Three missiles launched from three different launchers in three days.
It all started Yesterday, when SpaceX launched 53 Starlink Internet satellites into orbit from Platform 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This morning, there was a new launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California that put a radar satellite into orbit for the German Army.
The third mission will return to Florida tomorrow to launch a commercial communications satellite from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.
If you are successful, Triple play for stadiums It could represent SpaceX’s narrowest successive flight to date after the company performed three missions between January 31 and February 3 earlier this year – that’s four consecutive days. SpaceX too Already broke a new record on Friday.
yesterday, The launch of a Falcon 9 rocket on the Starlink 4-19 mission, marking the thirteenth flight of the same reusable device, More than any Falcon 9 rocket ever received. Description of the mission, SpaceX said: “The first stage of the Falcon 9 has flown nine Starlink missions and four commercial flights.
When SpaceX CEO Elon Musk revealed the company’s latest version of the Falcon 9, the Block 5 variant, he said the booster is designed to fly up to 10 flights. According to a report dated June 10, Aviation WeekAnd the The company now aims to launch Falcon 9 rockets at least 15 times before it retires.
SpaceX currently has 21 Falcon rockets in its labs. Jessica Jensen, Vice President of Operations and Customer Integration at SpaceX, told Irene Kloots of Aviation Week magazine that components for the Falcon 9 flight are now being tested with up to four times their lifespan for 15 missions.
Liftoff took place today at 10:19 AM EDT (14:19 GMT; 7:19 AM California local time) from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California and launched SARah 1, a German Army synthetic aperture radar remote sensing satellite made by Airbus. The first stage of Falcon 9 descended to Earth for a vertical landing at Vandenberg about nine minutes after takeoff.
“SARah is a new operational reconnaissance system consisting of several satellites and a ground segment, developed on behalf of the German Bundeswehr‘, Airbus wrote in a Release. “As a later system, it replaces the SAR-Lupe system currently in service and provides significantly improved system capabilities and performance.”
Once SARah 1 is in orbit, SpaceX’s attention will turn to Florida, where the company hopes to launch the Globalstar FM15 communications satellite tomorrow. This mission will lift off from the SpaceX platform at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 12:30 a.m. EDT (0430 GMT) on Sunday, June 19. The back-to-back launches continue into a very busy year for SpaceX. Elon Musk already carried out 24 missions in 2022, which equates to one mission per week.
With all these operational missiles launched, SpaceX continues to work on its potential next-generation transport system, a massive group of rocket spacecraft called the Starship.. The company is preparing for the Starship’s first orbital flight test, which could happen in the coming months now following an environmental review by the US Federal Aviation Administration. It is on schedule.