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Amid firing controversy, SpaceX launches second Falcon 9 with German satellite

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  • Amid employee firing scandal, SpaceX surprises the world.
  • This weekend the company launched the second Falcon 9.
  • The launch took place less than 24 hours after the 53 Starlink satellite launches.

SPACEX SURPRISES THE WORLD AGAIN! Amid the scandals that arose after SpaceX fired employees who had been speaking ill of CEO, Elon Musk, SpaceX is trending again after launching the second Falcon 9 from the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. This move was surprising because another launch was expected on Sunday.

In less than 24 hours, SpaceX surprised everyone by reporting the launch of the Falcon 9 because — hours before — 53 Starlink satellite launches had also been carried out. The launch took place around 7 AM (local time), so it is expected that in the next few hours the return will be complete.


Photo: SpaceX

A reconnaissance satellite for Germany was launched Saturday from California, The Associated Press reported. The launch was announced on the official SpaceX page, which mentioned that it occurred on Saturday at 7:19 am (local time) from the Space Launch Complex, at the Vandenberg Space Force Base, in California.

“SpaceX is targeting Saturday, June 18 at 7:19 a.m. PT, 14:19 UTC, for a Falcon 9 launch of the SARah-1 mission from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) of the Vandenberg Space Force in California. A backup opportunity is available on Monday, June 20 at 7:19 am PT, 14:19 UTC.»

Will it land again?

SpaceX launch Falcon 9: Will it land again?
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It was the third launch and landing of the reusable booster. SARah-1 is part of a radar satellite system that allows observation of the Earth’s surface regardless of the time of day or weather conditions, according to the manufacturer Airbus cited by The Associated Press. According to information from SpaceX, previous missions were made for the launch.

“The Falcon 9 first stage booster supporting this mission previously launched the NROL-87 and NROL-85 missions. Following stage separation, the first stage of Falcon 9 will return to landing at Landing Zone 4 (LZ-4) at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.» Filed Under: SpaceX launch Falcon 9

What is the Falcon 9 rocket?

Photo: SpaceX

Through its official page, SpaceX explains that the Falcon 9 is a two-stage reusable rocket. It was designed and manufactured by SpaceX to create reliable and safe transportation of people and payloads to and beyond Earth’s orbit. The Falcon 9 is touted as the first reusable rocket in the world.

“Falcon 9 is a reusable, two-stage rocket designed and manufactured by SpaceX for the reliable and safe transport of people and payloads to Earth orbit and beyond. Falcon 9 is the world’s first orbital-class reusable rocket. Reuse allows SpaceX to re-fly the most expensive parts of the rocket, which in turn reduces the cost of access to space,” SpaceX reported. Filed Under: SpaceX launch Falcon 9

Is there another type of Falcon?

Is there another type of Falcon?
Photo: SpaceX

On the official SpaceX website, they explain that there is a rocket heavier than Falcon 9 and that it is known as Falcon Heavy. This type of rocket is one of the most powerful in the world and it was created by a factor two. Its specialty is that its capacity puts almost 64 metric tons into orbit, which means that its thrust is compared to 18 747 aircraft.

Falcon Heavy is the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two. With the ability to launch nearly 64 metric tons (141,000 lb) into orbit, Falcon Heavy can lift more than twice the payload of the next closest operational vehicle, the Delta IV Heavy. Falcon Heavy is made up of three cores of nine Falcon 9 engines whose 27 Merlin engines together generate more than 5 million pounds of thrust at takeoff, which equates to approximately eighteen 747 aircraft” explains SpaceX.

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