SpaceX launched fifty Starlink satellites into space

SpaceX launched fifty Starlink satellites into space

SpaceX launched fifty Starlink satellites into space

launch vehicle Falcon 9 with a batch of mini-satellites

This is the 49th launch of a group of Internet satellites into orbit since May 2019 as part of the Starlink project.

The American company SpaceX on Friday, On June 17, it launched another Falcon 9 launch vehicle with a batch of Starlink mini-satellites. The broadcast was conducted on the company's Twitter page.

So, the rocket was launched from the starting complex 39A (LC-39A) of the Space Center. John F. Kennedy, Florida, at 19:09 Kyiv time. She launched 53 satellites into orbit.

After approximately 15.5 minutes of launch, the satellites reportedly separated from the second stage of the rocket in an elliptical transfer orbit up to 340 km high. After SpaceX engineers check their performance, the satellites using their own ion engines will rise to a regular orbit with an altitude of about 540 km.

At the same time, the reusable first stage of the American Falcon 9 launch vehicle, which was used for launches for the 13th time, approximately 8.5 minutes after launch, made a controlled vertical landing on a floating drone platform A Shortfall of Gravitas in the Atlantic Ocean & #8212; about 650 km from the spaceport.

As you know, this is the 49th launch of a group of Internet satellites into orbit since May 2019 as part of the Starlink project.