The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket took a scenic route by launching 46 Starlink satellites into orbit on Friday (July 22).
Although it was a gray day at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California, hawk 9 The rocket quickly took off above the clouds, and footage from the launch tracking camera captured an impressive view of the rocket as it seemed to be jumping higher. and second.
A few minutes later, the satellites were on their way to orbit aboard the rocket’s second stage when the first softly landed in orbit. SpaceX Unmanned vessel “Of course I still love you” parked in the Pacific Ocean, celebrating Another successful release for the benefit of the company.
It was the fifth edition starlink Only the July mission and the company’s 32nd launch of the year, officially surpassing its record of 31 launches in 2021.
It is likely that the company will soon turn to another company: according to spaceflight now (Opens in a new tab)SpaceX is planning another Starlink launch on Sunday (July 24), this time from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. SpaceX has yet to confirm the launch attempt.
Starlink is the company’s large Internet platform, for which more than 2,800 satellites have been launched; The network already offers this service, but is designed to include at least 12,000 satellites.
according to TimeAndDate.com (Opens in a new tab)The moon rose Friday over San Luis Obispo, California, about 50 miles (80 km) north of the launch site at 1:19 am local time and 3:36 pm local time; The rocket was launched at 10:39 local time.
The moon is currently 22.5% lit as seen from Earth, according to the website, and about a week into its full phase, it shrinks into a new moon on Thursday (July 28).