SpaceX: The launch of the Starlink satellite was very successful
SpaceX’s mission has been completed. The company put 58 Starlink satellites launched by Falcon 9 into orbit yesterday. Then, the first stage of the rocket landed correctly on the drone “Of course, I still love you in the Atlantic”. This is the third launch of Elon Musk Aerospace in two weeks, and it is the result of the successful completion of the Demo-2 mission. The Demo-2 mission took two NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken into the spaceship “Dragon” and launched 60 6 Starlink satellite at the beginning of the month.
This is the first time SpaceX has brought three Planet Labs spacecraft and its Starlink satellites into orbit. The latter will observe the earth from low orbit (the position must ensure that the planet surface is constantly illuminated by the sun and the same inclination). Rays). It is for this reason that the load of the Starlink satellite does not reach 60 elements as in the previous mission, but reaches 58.
Therefore, in addition to Starlink, the SpaceX SmallSat Rideshare program continues. Through this program, SpaceX provides third-party companies with the possibility of putting small satellites into orbit. If you are interested, you can check the next available slot online through this link. Here you can request the required orbit and launch period. After entering the weight to be shipped, you will receive a quotation: the starting price is USD 1 million.
The mission increased the number of Starlink satellites in low-Earth orbit to more than 500, while Planet’s SkySat fleet reached an altitude of 18. Already talking about expanding it to 42,000), which will bring broadband to every corner of the world. Even in this case, you can get the latest news directly from the Web: To find out if the service will cover the area where you live, just click here.
The Falcon 9 rocket used for this mission has been used twice. In both cases, it was a direct refueling mission carried out on the International Space Station on the Dragon capsule.
Note: This article was updated on June 15th and contains information about startup.