The first stage of the rocket Falcon 9 successfully landed on the sea platform in the Pacific ocean.
The company SpaceX Elon musk, launched the Falcon 9 from 10 satellites with a pad on a U.S. air force base Vandenberg in California. This is evidenced by the stream of launch on the company’s website on Friday, January 11.
On Board the Falcon 9 are 10 telecommunications satellite company Iridium Communications. This international mobile operator based in the state of Virginia, in partnership with the Franco-Italian company Thales Alenia Space intends to launch more than 80 communication satellites Iridium.
Run at least 75 of these devices charged by SpaceX. Earlier it was planned that the whole Iridium NEXT constellation will be placed in orbit before the end of last year, but due to postponement of several launches that did not happen. The current launch – now in its eighth run in the framework of this program.
Also SpaceX managed to successfully land the first stage of the rocket Falcon 9 on a sea platform in the Pacific ocean after launch. This stage has already been used at start-up in September 2018.
Recall, December 3, SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rockets with twice used the sustainer stage. She orbited from satellites 64.
23 Dec SpaceX the fifth time launched a Falcon 9 with the latest GPS satellite of the air force of the United States. The GPS III satellites have a greater signal strength, determine the location of civil objects in three times more accurate than currently used.