Recently, another batch of Latest SpaceX Starlink satellite launch has set another flight record. Check out this article to find interesting details about the satellite.
SpaceX Starlink Satellite Launch
On Tuesday, SpaceX sent one of the earth-observing satellites named Starlink into orbit from Florida. The broadband satellites are about to make history in astronomy. Previously, Falcon 9 booster, which was used by Elon Musk’s space company had flown two commercial satellite delivery gigs and three Starlink missions.
So this means, the recent launch was the sixth flight, which would leave a great impact on the world forever. Before the launch, on Sunday, Elon Musk posted a tweet for his fans. He referred to the hundredth mission for SpaceX, and the sixth flight of the booster over the company’s history. You can check out his tweet below.
Some big milestones coming up https://t.co/K3v3yddg6J— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 17, 2020
The first stage of Falcon 9 set 2 records on the same day. It first launched for the 6th time, and then arrived for the 6th time a short while later. On Tuesday, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, in Florida, the satellite launched around 7:31 a.m. PT. Besides, the booster (sequential number B-1049) landed around 9 minutes later on the drone ship named Of Course I Still Love You in the Atlantic Ocean.
Additionally, during the historic take-off and landing, SpaceX caught one half of the nose cone that was securing the 58 Starlink satellites. Among them, were three satellites that belonged to Earth-imagery company Planet.
Sources reveal that the fairing half was blasted using the ship equipped with a net. Moreover, the other part landed in the water. You can watch the clip shared by Elon Musk in his tweet below to get an idea of what we are talking about.
Aloha, welcome back from space 💫 pic.twitter.com/xWPN09Wtaw— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 18, 2020
In the earlier Starlink mission, the fairing pair which was experienced in the flight was also used and recovered. SpaceX has figured out and perfected its method for collecting these components. We will have to check whether it can develop a habit of this method, and continue to grow its recycling program.
The Starlink satellite was officially named Starlink 10, but it was the eleventh launch of the batch followed by the recent launch, which was on August 7, 2020. According to the sources, the next mission is set to take place in September 2020. It will be preceded by a Falcon 9 launch at the end of August of an Argentinian satellite, which was originally planned to lift off in 2019.
More details about Starlink
SpaceX company is the creator of the Starlink satellite. The satellite constellation contains thousands of small satellites LEO, also known as low Earth orbit. It works with the ground transceivers on earth. The company is planning to sell these satellites for scientific, exploratory as well as military purposes. Moreover, the overall price of the project to build, design, and deploy the Starlink was around US$10 billion.
We hope SpaceX continues to launch more satellites and set a new record. We will add another article when the company decides to launch another Starlink Satellite in orbit. Till then, you can read other articles on our website.
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