The company lost 40 of the 49 spacecraft that were launched on February 3 from the launch pad at the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida on a Falcon 9 rocket. The reason for the loss of satellites was called a geomagnetic storm that occurred on February 4.
The company explained that this natural phenomenon causes the atmosphere to warm and become denser at low altitudes.
“De-orbiting satellites pose zero risk of collision with other satellites and, due to their design, are destroyed upon re-entry into the atmosphere,” the organization explained.
SpaceX’s previously manned Crew Dragon spacecraft landed on November 8 near the US state of Florida. The broadcast could be viewed on the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration website.
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