SpaceX launched into space Argentine satellite

SpaceX вывела в космос аргентинский спутник

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9

From the launch pad at an air force base SSHS Vandenberg in California launched a rocket Falcon 9 SpaceX with the Argentine satellite SAOCOM-1A.

Company SpaceX Monday, October 8, launched the carrier rocket Falcon 9. On orbit, was successfully launched SAOCOM-1A – the first of two Argentine reconnaissance satellites. Stream launch was conducted on YouTube channel SpaceX.

As reported, в05:22 Moscow time the rocket with the satellite was launched from pad SLC-4E on-site at Vandenberg air force of the United States in the County of Santa Barbara state of California.

After about two minutes there was a division of the degrees, and 12 minutes after start of the first stage landed successfully at site LZ-4 spaceport 4W (SLC-4W) on the coast of California.

It is noted that the first time SpaceX put the Falcon 9 rocket on the base of Vandenberg. Before landing on the ground was carried out on the territory of the cosmodrome at Cape Canaveral in Florida. For SpaceX this is the twelfth successful landing of the first stage to earth and thirtieth in the overall standings together with the marine landings on an Autonomous platform.

The second stage continued the flight to the satellite into a sun-synchronous orbit. It worked normally and put the unit on the planned sun-synchronous orbit with an altitude of 619,6 km above the Earth’s surface with an inclination 97,86° and orbital period of 16 days. Confirmation of the successful deployment of the satellite in orbit it is 5:37.


Successful deployment of SAOCOM 1A to low Earth orbit confirmed.

— SpaceX (@SpaceX) October 8, 2018


Recall, September 10 in Florida, the SpaceX company launched a rocket into space, the Falcon 9. The media was sent into orbit a communications satellite Vantage Telstar 18 (Apstar-5C).

It was also reported that the National Directorate of the USA on Aeronautics and space research NASA has scheduled for June 2019 manned launch of the spacecraft.


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