SpaceX launches rocket with Globalstar satellite

SpaceX launches rocket with Globalstar satellite

SpaceX launches rocket with Globalstar satellite

Photo: ScreenshotGlobalstar satellite will serve 15 years in orbit

The first stage of the Falcon 9 automatically descended onto the Just Read the Instructions floating platform in the Atlantic.

The American company SpaceX launched the Falcon 9 launch vehicle, which will deliver a communications satellite into orbit Globalstar FM15. The broadcast was conducted on the company's website on the night of Sunday, June 19.

Launch from launch site at Cape Canaveral in Florida was carried out at 00:27 US East Coast time (07:27 Kyiv time – ed.).

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The US communications company Globalstar's 15-year-old satellite will join a constellation of 24 similar vehicles in low Earth orbit.

The first stage of the Falcon 9 was previously used in eight launches. Approximately eight minutes after liftoff, she automatically descended onto the Just Read the Instructions floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean.