Thursday, 13 December, 2018

Keep an eye on the sky for another SpaceX launch this week

SpaceX launched a rocket carrying a payload of 64 satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base SpaceX launched a rocket carrying a payload of 64 satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base
Elijah Vega | 03 December, 2018, 22:01

The launch is now postponed until at least December 3 for "additional inspections".

SpaceX's nineteenth mission of 2018 will be the launch of the Spaceflight Inc organized rideshare SSO-A, also known as SSO-A SmallSat Express to a Sun Synchronous orbit for as many as 35 customers. The other announced delays were to accommodate additional pre-flight inspections and another due to weather.

Monday's flight got underway at 10:32 a.m. PST (GMT-8; 1:32 p.m. EST) when the Falcon 9's nine Merlin 1C first stage engines ignited with a rush of flame and steaming exhaust, pushing the slender 130-foot-tall rocket away from pad 4-East at Vandenberg.

But it was clear sailing Monday with an on-time launch and a spectacular southerly climb out of the thick lower atmosphere.

The rocket was originally scheduled to be launched on November 19 but it was delayed to conduct further inspections.

Fans can watch the Falcon 9 rocket take-off live on SpaceX's webcast. Fifteen minutes after launching, the Falcon 9 first stage has landed on the Just Read the Instructions droneship-completing the rocket booster's third launch and landing this year.

This artist has accused Travis Scott of stealing his stage design
Lee then made note that he never claimed to be the first to drum upside down, and no ill-will against Barker himself. Lee in turn accused him of ripping off old sets by posting side-by-side videos of both stage designs.

SpaceX's first triple-launched Falcon 9 rocket booster lights up to send 64 satellites into space.

Pirates and smugglers regularly turn off Global Positioning System devices to avoid detection.

Almost all of the satellites on SpaceX's payload aim to prove that a combination of smaller, simpler and cheaper satellites can perform the same complex functions as much larger, more expensive satellites.

The satellite networks could aid companies tracking agricultural shipments, for example, which are moved without internet access.

If these proof-of-concept missions are successful, SpaceX - which has mostly relied on contracts with NASA - will be poised to capture a whole new market.

'Most of the start-ups are planning to eventually have constellations of between 60 and 100 satellites, ' according to Wired.

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