The Falcon 9 rocket launched ten satellites

Ракета Falcon 9 стартовала с десятью спутниками

The launch of the Falcon 9 rocket

The first stage of the rocket successfully landed on a floating platform in the Pacific ocean.

Booster Falcon 9 was launched from the spaceport Vandenberg in California with ten communication satellites Iridium NEXT, according to the website of the company SpaceX.

The launch vehicle took place in 23.25 in Kiev.

A group of satellites, Iridium NEXT to replace on-orbit satellites of the previous generation. SpaceX is under contract with Iridium Communications plans to launch more than 70 vehicles.

The first stage of the rocket has successfully landed on a floating platform in the Pacific ocean. The second stage rocket reached the intermediate orbit to continue mission at the conclusion of satellites in orbit.

The current launch of SpaceX’s upgraded first stage of the rocket with a titanium mesh keels are used for braking when entering the Earth’s atmosphere before landing. As the owner of the company Elon Musk, upgraded flaps can assume a basic heat stroke at return of the rocket.

Musk has posted on the social network lapse video of the return to Earth of the first stage of the Falcon 9.

Publication of Elon Musk (@elonmusk) may 25, 2017 at 2:41 PDT

Recall, for SpaceX it’s the second week of the commercial launch of the Falcon 9. On Friday, June 23, a similar launch vehicle, the Falcon 9 started in Florida with a Telecom satellite for Bulgaria. Her first step successfully landed on the floating platform in the Atlantic after the launch of the Bulgarian satellite BulgariaSat.

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