Saturday, 17 November, 2018

That wasn't a UFO. SpaceX launch lights up Southern California sky

Used SpaceX Rocket to Launch Satellite Try Historic Landing Tonight Watch Live ‘This Won’t be Subtle’: SpaceX West Coast Launch to Create Large Sonic Boom
Sandra Phillips | 09 October, 2018, 17:17

SpaceX has pioneered the use of reusable rockets to launch satellites into space.

SpaceX designs, manufactures, and launched advanced rockets and spacecrafts. SpaceX already has recovered rocket boosters several times, both on land in Florida and on drone ships at sea.

Taking off at about 19:21 local time (02:21 GMT), the first stage of the rocket returned safely to the air base about eight minutes later.

A graphic explaining sonic booms, provided by Vandenberg Air Force Base ahead of a planned SpaceX launch on October 7, 2018. People located in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo counties might even be able to hear a sonic boom from the launch, which could also create a "spectacular" light show, according to ABC 7. This was SpaceX's first land landing attempt at Vandenberg Air Force Base. "This won't be subtle". "The rocket took off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 7:21 p.m. and landed safely back on Earth". The SAOCOM 1 mission consists of a constellation of two identical satellites, SAOCOM 1A and 1B, each of which carries an L-Band SAR polarimetric instrument.

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The Falcon 9 can carry a payload of up to 5.5 metric tons. LZ-4 is built on the former site of Space Launch Complex 4W, from which Titan rockets were previously launched.

Videos of the rocket's liftoff also drew attention.

The mission launched Argentina's newest Earth-observing satellite, SAOCOMM-1A, which will be used to track natural disasters like floods, wildfires, and oil spills from a low-earth orbit of 385 miles (620km). It was the 30th successful landing for SpaceX out of 62 total launches and the 12th on land.

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