SpaceX just completed three launches in 36 hours

SpaceX Falcon 9-Rakete

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the German military imaging satellite SARah 1 on June 18.
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It’s been a busy weekend for SpaceX as the private space company put three of its Falcon 9 rockets into orbit in a span of three days. SpaceX’s last launch may have been a classified government payload, as well as a backup satellite launch for low-Earth orbit operator Globalstar.

Back to back starts started Friday from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A with a Falcon 9 rocket 53 SternSatellitentinte into orbit as part of the company’s growing broadband Internet build-out. The launch vehicle’s first stage set a new record for SpaceX, marking the thirteenth flight and landing of the reusable launcher.

The next day Falcon 9 from SpaceX started Radar imaging satellite for the Bundeswehr. Sarah-1, built by Airbus, was launched from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California to replace the current SAR-Lupe system. The satellite is intended to provide images of the earth’s surface at any time of the day and regardless of weather conditions.

SpaceX came to an end on Sunday publication from the weekend. Its third Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The company has identified a payload on the rocket, Globalstar FM15, a backup satellite for phone and low-speed datacom company Globalstar.

However, many reports indicate that this single satellite was not the only one to reach low Earth orbit. Those overseeing the launch and deployment of the Globalstar payload note that the rocket had three unusual burns and property Aboard the self-propelled unmanned spacecraft, which is used when the rocket carries heavier payloads, although the Globalstar payload was light enough to land back on the launch pad, Laut SpaceNews.

Also, SpaceX has provided a file Video than put the payload into orbit, showing that it was deployed approximately two hours after launch. The video showed what a file could be payload adapter in the rocket’s second stage, indicating that the rocket may have deployed another payload after its initial burn. Mysterious circumstances gave him faith rumours Suggesting that SpaceX launched a secret US government payload. SpaceX did not confirm the second payload and did not immediately respond to Gizmodo’s request for comment.

Sunday’s SpaceX launch marked SpaceX’s 26th launch of 2022, and the company plans to increase its size for the remainder of the year. after, after Pass an environmental impact assessment by the Federal Aviation Administration SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced the expansion of a planned location in Boca Chica, Texas Starship’s heavy rocket will be ready for its first orbital launch in July. Musk hopes Starship will take over the company’s next-generation StarlSatellites are in orbit, which has some astronomers worried about their potential Intervention in the observations of the universe. SpaceX recently did the same Several employees were fired for criticizing Musk’s behavior.