SpaceX celebrates 100th TIME it relaunched a Falcon 9 rocket

SpaceX celebrates 100th TIME it relaunched Falcon 9: Rocket delivered 53 Starlink satellites to low Earth orbit

  • SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Florida on Thursday morning.
  • This is the 100th time SpaceX has relaunched the Falcon 9, and the 13th time for this particular rocket.
  • The Falcon 9 took off Thursday at 9:15 a.m. and landed on Earth about eight and a half minutes later.
  • The main task of the rocket was to deliver a new batch of 53 Starlink Internet satellites into low Earth orbit.

Elon MuskX SpaceX On Thursday, the company reached a new milestone – the company has already launched its Falcon 9 rocket 100 times.

Falcon 9 B1058-13 took off at 9:15 a.m. Thursday and landed on Earth about eight and a half minutes later.

The main task of the rocket was to deliver a new batch of 53 Starlink Internet satellites into low Earth orbit – and it did it successfully.

Falcon 9 fired its nine Merlin engines and left the launch pad at the Space Force Station at Cape Canaveral in Floridadelivered the satellites and then landed again on the unmanned “Just Read the Instructions” ship, which is in the Atlantic Ocean.

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On Thursday, Elon Musk’s SpaceX reached a new milestone as the company re-launched its Falcon 9 rocket 100 times.

B1058-13 headed northeast from Space Force Station at Cape Canaveral to deliver flat-panel broadband relay stations to orbit between 144 and 209 miles high.

Deployment of 53 flat satellites from the upper stage occurred approximately 15 minutes after launch. This is also the 13th time this missile has been reused.

The Falcon 9 is a reusable, two-stage rocket that has proven to be effective and safe in delivering people and payloads to Earth orbit and beyond.

The rocket’s nine Merlin thrusters release 1.7 million pounds of thrust on takeoff, helping the ship navigate to its destination in space.

B1058-13 headed northeast from Space Force Station at Cape Canaveral to deliver flat-panel broadband relay stations to orbit between 144 and 209 miles high.

B1058-13 headed northeast from Space Force Station at Cape Canaveral to deliver flat-panel broadband relay stations to orbit between 144 and 209 miles high.

Falcon 9 B1058-13 took off Thursday at 9:15 a.m. and landed on Earth about eight and a half minutes later (pictured)

Falcon 9 B1058-13 took off Thursday at 9:15 a.m. and landed on Earth about eight and a half minutes later (pictured)

After the payload is released, the first stage returns to Earth using two decelerations to slow it down before it reaches the drone.

The ability to reuse the first stage of their rockets helps SpaceX lower launch costs and makes them very competitive with older companies.

This is also part of Musk’s plan to colonize Mars – once SpaceX can get the hang of rocket reuse, it can start sending multiple rockets to Mars and back to Earth.

Musk, however, plans to use the company’s massive Starship rockets to ferry humans to and from the Red Planet.

SpaceX announced Wednesday that Starship 24, or Ship 24, is now standing on a sub-orbital launch pad at its test site in Boca, China, Texas.

The move is “preparation for Starship’s first orbital flight test,” SpaceX shared in a tweet, suggesting the huge rocket could take off this month.

Deployment of 53 flat satellites from the upper stage occurred approximately 15 minutes after launch.  In the photo, satellites are inside the cargo capsule

Deployment of 53 flat satellites from the upper stage occurred approximately 15 minutes after launch. In the photo, satellites are inside the cargo capsule

SpaceX announced Wednesday that Starship 24, or Ship 24, is now standing on a sub-orbital launch pad at its test site in Boca, China, Texas.

SpaceX announced Wednesday that Starship 24, or Ship 24, is now standing on a sub-orbital launch pad at its test site in Boca, China, Texas.

All activity at the test site has been suspended for over a year due to an environmental review by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

According to the FAA report, SpaceX had to “take more than 75 actions to mitigate the environmental impact from the proposed spacecraft/superheavy launch plan” before it could launch another rocket for the pad.

The FAA report was released on June 13, and the next day, Musk tweeted: “Starship will be ready to fly next month.”

On June 14, he also tweeted that SpaceX “will have a second stack of Starships ready to fly in August and monthly thereafter.”

However, it looks like Musk’s company has received FAA approval and is moving forward with its first Starship orbital launch.

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