(ORDO NEWS) — Private aerospace company SpaceX successfully launched three rockets into space from three launch sites in the United States from June 17 to 19.
A total of 53 Starlink satellites, a German military satellite and a commercial communications satellite were sent into orbit.
So far, SpaceX has had a relatively busy schedule only last year, when the company launched three rockets into space from January 31 to February 3. The company has now set the record for the most reusable Falcon 9 rocket launches.
Briefly about launches
On Friday, June 17, the Starlink 4-19 mission successfully launched. The Falcon 9 rocket, which sent satellites into orbit, made its thirteenth flight – no other rocket in the SpaceX fleet can boast of such a number of successful launches.
It is known that this copy of the rocket has already completed nine missions related to the launch of Starlink satellites into orbit, as well as three commercial projects.
On Saturday, June 18, the SARah 1 satellite, a remote sensing radar built for the German military by Airbus, launched into orbit at Vandenberg Base on Saturday.
SARah is an operational reconnaissance system that uses multiple satellites and a ground segment. The new system is designed to replace the current SAR-Lupe system and show better performance.
The next from Cape Canaveral on June 19 went into space communications satellite Globalstar FM15. It will complement GlobalStar’s global telecommunications network.
Ten minutes after liftoff, the rocket’s first stage returned to Earth for a vertical landing on a SpaceX Just read the instructions drone in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida.
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