This week, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully landed on Earth after sending dozens of satellites into polar orbit – the tracking camera on the launch pad recorded the rocket’s perfect landing. Mission
Transporter2 took off at 3:11 pm. US Eastern Time (1511 GMT) was launched on Wednesday (June 30) from Space Launch Site 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The mission was originally scheduled to launch on June 25, but was postponed a few days to allow for more pre-launch inspections. Then when the plane entered restricted airspace around the launch site, there was another 24-hour delay on Tuesday (June 29). Less than 10 minutes after the
launch, SpaceX successfully landed the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket in the LZ1 landing zone at Cape Canaveral, just a few miles from the launch site. The tracking camera on the launch pad captured the magnificent view of the rocket’s descent back to earth and a precise landing.
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Rocket Landing in Florida in wonderful follow-up camera video. Related: Watch the SpaceX Rocket Ace landing on an unmanned spacecraft. The
SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket landed in Cape Canaveral, Florida after launching the Transporter2 carpool mission. The Space Force Station entered orbit on June 30, 2021. The
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket put the Transporter2 ride-sharing mission into orbit on June 30, 2021 and landed at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
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is as smooth as I’ve seen, “said a SpaceX commenter on the mission webcast.” We had amazing [rocket] fire throughout the landing. The
‘s landing sequence included three engines running to slow the rocket during descent. The third and final combustion, the landing combustion, started before landing and provided a gentle descent for the thruster before landing. The successful landing on Wednesday
marked the eighth launch and landing of the rocket’s B1060 first stage booster since its maiden flight a year ago, during which time it launched an enhanced GPS III satellite for the US Space Force. This is also the 89th recovery of SpaceX’s first-stage thruster and this year’s first landing, because the launch before this year landed the first-stage thruster on a company unmanned ship. Mission
Transporter2, SpaceX’s second dedicated small-satellite carpool program, put 85 commercial and government spacecraft, including cube satellites, microsatellites and orbital transfer vehicles, into orbit, helping to deploy all small satellites to the right on the track. Additionally, the rocket launched SpaceX’s three Starlink Internet satellites with a total payload of 88 small satellites, which were launched into polar orbits.
SpaceX shared another video that captured the jaw-dropping scene of various payloads deployed in orbit from space. According to the video, the deployment of all 88 spacecraft has been confirmed.
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NASA’s PACE1 spacecraft is the first deployed payload after approximately 58 minutes of flight. The final deployment, carried out approximately 1 hour and 27 minutes after launch, includes three Starlink satellites, which are part of SpaceX’s plan to build a giant constellation aimed at providing low-cost Internet to remote areas. The launch of mission
Transporter2 marks SpaceX’s 20th mission this year and the company’s fourth mission from the Florida Space Coast in a month.