Update at 6:31 PM ET: SpaceX has successfully launched two SES satellites into orbit. 5:48 PM ET (2221 GMT) The company’s O3b mPower network marks the 200th mission of the SpaceX booster and the eighth flight of this Falcon 9 rocket. Watch the launch video and read the rap story.
SpaceX launched two satellites for telecom company SES on Friday (December 16), and you can watch it live.
a falcon 9 A rocket carrying SES’s O3b mPower 1 and 2 satellites is scheduled to take off from Space Force Station Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Friday in an 87-minute window starting at 4:21 PM ET (2121 GMT).
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If all goes according to plan, Falcon 9’s first stage will return to Earth for a soft landing on one of SpaceX’s robotic droneships in the Atlantic Ocean just under nine minutes after launch.
When this comes to the eighth takeoff and landing of this particular booster, SpaceX mission description (opens in new tab). 4 of the previous flights international space station For NASA — 2 manned and 2 unmanned.
The Falcon 9 upper stage keeps two satellites in orbit. The first is scheduled to enter medium earth orbit (MEO) 1 hour and 53 minutes after liftoff, with the second following 7 minutes later.
O3b mPower 1 and 2 are the first two satellites of a constellation of 11 spacecraft that SES plans to assemble at MEO. Headquartered in Luxembourg and France, SES says satellites will provide high-throughput, low-latency communications to customers around the world.
This mission is part of SpaceX’s busy stretch.The company launched Private Japanese Hakuto R The lunar module landed on Sunday (December 11) and was scheduled to launch the SWOT water monitoring satellite for NASA early Friday morning.
SpaceX will also launch another big batch of it. star link Internet satellite from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center next to Space Force Station Cape Canaveral on Saturday (December 17).
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