Launched Elon Musk’s SpaceX company sent a Sirius XM satellite into orbit early on Sunday morning, June 6, marking the company’s successful 125 mission.
The launch used a Falcon 9 rocket. It was launched from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
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And unlike NASA rockets of the past, the Falcon 9 booster is designed to be reusable.
The take-off occurred just after midnight at 12:26 AM ET (9:26 AM PT) on Saturday, June 5.
The mission deployed the satellite, called SXM-8, into orbit about 30 minutes after liftoff. The SXM-8 satellite will be part of the SiriusXM network of satellite radio operations.
The satellite is similar to the one called SXM-7, which SpaceX successfully launched into orbit last year. But it later crashed while in orbit.
The 70-meter Falcon 9 successfully delivered the SXM-8 broadcasting satellite into orbit. It is one of two satellites being launched by SpaceX to replace older satellites currently in orbit.
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The booster used by the Falcon 9 rocket for this launch made its third flight into the atmosphere. This is after it was previously used in two missions: the Crew-1 mission and the Crew-2 mission.
This was the first operational flight of the Crew Dragon capsule, which transported astronauts from Earth to the International Space Station. This brought astronauts back to US soil for the first time since the space shuttle program was closed in 2011.
SpaceX recently set a record using one booster for 10 missions, which marked a milestone in the company’s pursuit of its goal of reuse.
The company picks up its boosters and reuses them on multiple missions, and in this launch, SpaceX did the same.
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I also shared Video clip Through her official account within the Twitter platform, about the first stage of the landing of the booster on board the Just Read the Instructions drone stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.
Once the booster reaches Earth, the footage vibrates, which is typical if you’ve watched a lot of SpaceX booster landings.
The reason is related to the interruption of the live broadcast when the booster lands with the signals used to send and receive video data.
The camera on board the drone transmits the video data to a satellite, which sends it to SpaceX’s broadcast.
But when the booster gets close enough to land, it shakes the ship so much that the signal with the satellite is interrupted or lostThis is why video can be shaky.
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