3 flights of SpaceX rockets in 36 hours
SpaceX performed a space flight hat-trick – launching and landing three different rockets in two days.
The last flight was on June 19, a two-stage Falcon 9 rocket was launched from the Florida Canaveral space station at 12:27 p.m. The rocket launched the Globalstar satellite into orbit.
SpaceX will continue to work with such a busy schedule in the coming months, and by the end of the summer it is planned to launch the reusable Starship into orbit.
The first stage rocket used in the Globalstar mission made a vertical landing on the SpaceX spacecraft just ten minutes after takeoff. The satellite itself was launched into orbit within an hour and 50 minutes.
Falcon 9’s first stage has landed on the A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship – marking SpaceX’s first 13th flight of a first stage booster and 100th successful mission with a flight proven orbital class rocket! pic.twitter.com/6XjfcOPuUh
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) June 17, 2022
The launch of the satellite was the third completed mission of SpaceX in a period of 36 hours. On June 17, a private space company launched 53 Starlink satellites from NASA headquarters, and on June 18, it launched a satellite for the German Armed Forces from Vandenberg Station in California.
It is also noteworthy that Friday’s mission set a new record in the multiplicity of SpaceX equipment. The Falcon 9 has already launched its satellites into orbit for the thirteenth time and returned safely to Earth.
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“We have 3 launches in 36 hours. We have to turn our backs on the astronauts working on the ISS, bring the cargo Dragon on standby, get approval earlier this week, and launch the first Starship orbital mission soon,” he said.
A really busy period for SpaceX. The company has already performed 26 flights this year, and many more are planned.
The multiplication of the Falcon 9 is a big step for the aerospace industry, but the multiplicity is only the first part of the rocket. Starship will take multiple spaceflight to a new level – the entire spacecraft will be able to take off and land multiple times. SpaceX owner Elon Musk called the spacecraft “Modern Noah’s Ark.”