Extra:16 beautiful photos from the early-early morning launch of SpaceX Falcon Major rocket
On board will be JCSAT-eighteen / Kacific-1, a Boeing-built professional communications satellite that will deliver coverage principally for Asia and the Pacific. Due to the excess weight of the spacecraft and other elements, the mission will involve a drone ship landing about 8 minutes right after liftoff.
Monday’s Falcon 9 launch kicks off a active 7 days for the Jap Range, which is also gearing up to host a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket and Boeing Starliner capsule for a 6:36 a.m. liftoff on Friday. The uncrewed test flight will take the capsule to the Global House Station, in which it will remain for 8 days just before its departure and landing in White Sands, New Mexico.
If all goes in accordance to program, Starliner will sooner or later host astronauts for excursions to the ISS alongside SpaceX’s Crew Dragon, which was also picked by NASA for the activity.
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SpaceX launched a Falcon nine rocket with cargo for the International Area Station on Thursday, Dec. five, 2019. Cape Canaveral hosted the liftoff.
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