SpaceX satellite launch lights up sky, social media

Mindy Sparks
October 12, 2018

This time, the experts minutely calculated the choreographed orbital gymnastics and the first stage booster of the famous Falcon 9 rocket stuck its ideal landing in the center of SpaceX's new landing pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base, LZ-4.

The satellite is the first of two for Argentina's space agency, Comision Nacional de Actividades Espaciales, and will work in conjunction with a constellation of Italian space agency satellites. The second satellite will be SAOCOM 1B.

Another milestone for the SpaceX chief Elon Musk - "the Falcon has landed". Apart from this it will predict pestilence and can even give an alert about the natural disasters like floods. Video shows the moment of launch the Falcon 9 with the satellite. The rocket has used the Falcon 9 booster which was flown for the very first time in July 2018.

It marked the first time that SpaceX has pulled off its rocket recovery method on land on the West Coast, reported Xinhua.

SpaceX Falcon 9 marked a new milestone by becoming the company's first to take off and land on the USA west coast.


According to a Facebook post by the Air Force's 30th Space Wing at Vandenberg, "local residents" can expect to see something of the rocket itself as it returns to the base, while people as far as Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties may hear thunderclap-like sonic booms, depending on the weather.

It has also been seen that the company has successfully landed the Falcon 9 first stage rockets on its drone ships which are off the coasts of Florida.

The landing of the rocket in the Vandenberg is the company aims to reuse the rocket faster.

Known as "twilight phenomena", it occurs when launches take place on clear days shortly after sunset and are visible brightly from Los Angeles across the trajectory of the rocket.

Currently, the company has set the target of launching about 24 mission to space.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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