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SpaceX plans four Falcon 9 launches this week

This week has been pretty busy with rocket launches, and SpaceX accounts for the bulk of the Falcon 9 launches. Perhaps the most exciting launch of Falcon 9 will take place on Sunday, when the rocket will launch the Dragon 2 spacecraft into orbit earlier. departure. to the ISS to replenish the crew.

Sunday, June 4

There will be two launches on Sunday, both from SpaceX and from Florida. The Falcon 9 rocket carries 22 Starlink satellites into low Earth orbit on its first launch. Departure is scheduled for 09:56 and the event will be posted on SpaceX’s website.

In a few hours, another Falcon 9 will take off with the Dragon 2 spacecraft. Dragon 2 will fulfill its mission to deliver cargo to the ISS. You will also be able to follow this launch on the SpaceX website. Launch scheduled for 16:12

Wednesday, June 7

Next up is CAS Space’s Kinetica 1 rocket. This is its second launch and will orbit 26 satellites, including Fucheng 1. This mission will take off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 4:11 am. Given that the launch is being held from China, it is unlikely that the event will be broadcast live.

Thursday, June 8

Another Falcon 9 launch will take place on Thursday, but this time the Transporter-8 will carry the transport mission. In terms of payload, this mission will carry dozens of small micro-satellites and nano-satellites for commercial and government customers. There is no scheduled time for this launch, but it will take off from Florida and will be posted on SpaceX’s website.

Friday, June 9

The fourth and final mission is another Falcon 9 rocket carrying two O3b mPOWER broadband Internet satellites into mid-Earth orbit for SES. Like other Falcon 9 launches, this one will take off from Cape Canaveral at 7:15 PM and will be viewable on SpaceX’s website.

Summing up

The first launch last week was India’s GLSV Mk II rocket, which launched the NVS-01 navigation satellite into orbit. The satellite will be part of NavIC, India’s satellite navigation system operating in the subcontinent.

Later this week, China launched a Long-Range rocket carrying three astronauts to the Chinese space station at Shenzhou-16. These astronauts were in space temporarily before the crew of Shenzhou-15 returned to Earth. As many as 17 people were in space for a short time last week – much more than usual.

Source: Port Altele



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