A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carries three NASA astronauts and an ESA astronaut on a six-month expedition to Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., Wednesday (4/27/2022). Between pics/Steve Nesius/WSJ/Sad.
Elon Musk’s SpaceX made another major launch of several Starlink internet satellites into orbit and a rocket onboard the sea at 7:44 am IST on Wednesday (August 10), days after experiencing meteorological delays.
The Falcon 9 rocket, carrying 52 Starlink spacecraft, was launched from NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida. According to SpaceX, the mission’s first stage booster has launched SES-22 and a Starlink mission.
Less than nine minutes after launch, the first stage of the Falcon 9 returned to Earth for a vertical landing on a SpaceX drone in Florida. SpaceX tweeted that about 15 minutes after liftoff, the Falcon 9 upper stage finished accelerating toward lower Earth orbit and successfully deployed the Starlink satellite, as reported by Space.com.
But what exactly is the Falcon 9?
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 is a reusable two-stage rocket that can reliably and safely carry passengers and payloads to Earth orbit and beyond. The first reusable orbital-class rocket is called the Falcon 9.
SpaceX prioritizes rocket reuse because it sees it as a technological advancement that made the colonization of Mars possible.
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Starlink, on the other hand, is a constellation of mega internet SpaceX Which broadcasts broadband services to thousands of users around the world. So far, about 3,000 Starlink satellites have been launched by Elon Musk, and many more are yet to be launched. Currently, the space agency has permission to launch 12,000 satellites, but has also requested authorization to exceed that figure of 30,000.
The agency’s launch was the 35th orbital flight of the year overall and the 21st Starlink mission in 2022, breaking the previous record.
Elon Musk’s aerospace agency SpaceX has launched hundreds of satellites into orbit as part of its ‘Starlink’ initiative, which aims to provide high-speed internet access, especially in inaccessible places. To speed up connections between satellites, Starlink satellites are placed in low-level orbits around Earth. (NDA)