SpaceX will launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Wednesday containing the Radarsat Trio of Earth Observation satellites from the Canadian Space Agency. The program will be broadcast live on SpaceX's YouTube channel. If you want to ride, you will find all the details here.
Canada's three radarsat satellites, shaped like old stamps, collect data on the country's coasts and waterways to help ships navigate the Arctic, helping with agricultural solutions and first responders to save lives, the agency said. The dimensions of the satellites are almost as big as a Tesla Roadster, but they are only half as heavy. Eventually, the satellites will settle in an orbit of about 600 kilometers above the earth.
For SpaceX there will be another flight for the rocket Falcon 9, which. The first stage booster returns to land in Vandenberg about 1
The launch window will open on Wednesday, June 12, at 7:17 pm PT and close 13 minutes later, at 7:30 pm am PT. As with most launches, a backup window opens 24 hours later, June 13, if something goes wrong on the first start. The satellites are deployed after 54 minutes into the flight.
If you want to follow live, SpaceX will broadcast a webcast of the launch. The program starts 15 minutes before the start. You can observe the following:
After the Radarsat mission, SpaceX will launch the Falcon Heavy for the third time on the STP-2 mission. This should take place on June 24 (with a backup start window on June 25). It is considered one of the most challenging launches in SpaceX history and will attempt to launch a series of satellites for the Department of Defense. It.
Provided the core of Falcon Heavy can be recovered in this mission, it is the first such success for SpaceX that could not prevent,