SpaceX about to launch Falcon-9 rocket on June 13

Source : 112 Ukraine

The device will deliver 58 Starlink satellites to the orbit
11:42, 12 June 2020


The U.S. company SpaceX plans to launch the Falcon-9 rocket, which is supposed to bring dozens of satellites to the orbit. This is mentioned on the company's Twitter page.

"Targeting Saturday, June 13 at 5:21 a.m. EDT for the launch of 58 Starlink satellites and 3 Planetlabs spacecraft – the first SpaceX SmallSat Rideshare Program launch", reads the message.

By now, SpaceX has brought 480 Starlink web modules to the Earth's orbit. Their goal is to provide users with access to the Internet on the entire planet. 

Related: SpaceX postponed flight until May 29

As is known, SpaceX company developed Crew Dragon, the spacecraft designed to deliver astronauts to the International Space Station. This is foreseen by the respective contract with NASA. The first launch of Crew Dragon took place in March 2019; it reached the ISS in the drone mode and returned to the Earth successfully.

Last month, Crew Dragon successfully docked to the ISS. The time of astronauts' stay on the ISS will be determined later. The spacecraft can not stay in orbit for more than four months: its solar panels will be destroyed by a long stay in space.

Related: SpaceX sends astronauts to ISS for first time: Online broadcast

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