Tonight’s successful launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from the Vandenberg air force base in California brought the company SpaceX four new records — a sure sign that headed by Elon Musk, the company, and the commercial space industry as a whole is rapidly ripen. At 10:34 local time, a Falcon 9 rocket pierced the crystal clear skies and headed into space. However, this launch was not the usual, for four reasons.
Let’s see what happened this night.
Falcon 9 puts records
First, it was the 19th launch of the SpaceX during the year. The run surpassed the previous annual record of launches — 18 — installed last year.
Second, the Falcon 9 rocket managed to deliver into orbit from 64 satellites — a record for the United States. The world record belongs to India, which was able to run 104 of the satellite in 2017.
Thirdly, reusable booster B1046 was the first of the first stages of the Falcon 9 used in three separate runs. The previous two took place on 11 may and 7 August of this year.
Fourth, the rocket went into space with three launch pads SpaceX: space center. Kennedy, Cape Canaveral and the air force base of the USA Vandenberg in California.
Not bad, agree? However, in fairness it should be noted that the private rocket company helped a little: her only client in this mission, SpaceFlight Industries, bought the exclusive rights to this the Falcon 9. Today the simultaneous launch of 64 satellites by the arrow of a compass points to a new trend in aerospace — the use of compact, low-cost satellites and the phasing out of heavy missiles.