SpaceX successfully launched into orbit 10 satellites
The company States that “reconnaissance satellites in low-earth orbit was successful”.
NEW YORK, December 23. /TASS/. Us company SpaceX carried out on Friday the launch of the carrier rocket Falcon 9 with ten telecommunications satellites, Iridium NEXT, all machines were successfully launched into orbit. The start was made from the base of the U.S. air force Vandenberg (California), stream SpaceX led on your website.
“Iridium has received regular signals from all 10 satellites,” SpaceX said on Twitter. Another report said that “the reconnaissance satellites in low-earth orbit was successful”.
Successful deployment of 10 @IridiumComm NEXT satellites to low-Earth orbit confirmed. pic.twitter.com/CTtvPYNgMA
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) August 23, 2017
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The first stage of Falcon 9 has already been used when you start in June 2017 and then was returned to Earth. This approach allows the company to reuse the element carrier for further flights and to save significantly on production of new rockets and prepare for launch. At this time, to carry out a controlled descent of the first stage was not planned.
Latest telecommunications Iridium NEXT satellites owned by Iridium Communications. This international mobile telephony operator based near Washington in Virginia, in partnership with the Franco-Italian Thales Alenia Space set the task to assemble and test 81 Iridium NEXT satellites.
Run at least 75 of these devices charged by SpaceX. As expected, all these devices will be in orbit by mid-2018.
The Los Angeles Times reported that for some time after the launch of the Falcon 9 was clearly visible from Land, especially in southern California. Many residents of the state photographed or captured the moment on video. The fire service had to publish a message on Twitter stating that the “mysterious lights in the sky” is the result of the launch.