Space X will conduct its 100th Falcon rocket launch mission later
▲ Picture source SpaceX official website
SpaceX will launch its first launch on the Falcon 9 carrier rocket at the Florida Space Launch Base at 10:31 AM Eastern Time on August 18 (22:31 PM Beijing Time). 11 batches of Starlink satellites, including 58 Starlink satellites and 3 Earth observation satellites from Planetlabs.
The launch plan will be divided into two phases. The first phase is about 12 and a half minutes after the launch of the three earth observation satellites into the scheduled orbit, and the second phase is to send the Starlink satellite 46 minutes after the launch. To the required track.
After completing the phase separation, the Falcon 9 rocket will return to Earth and will land on an unmanned ship named “Of course I still love you” and complete the recovery.
Naijatechnews has learned that Falcon 9 has completed 5 launch missions before. If the launch mission goes smoothly later, it will become SpaceX’s first booster to successfully launch six times. According to foreign media Teslaati, this launch will be SpaceX’s 100th Falcon rocket launch mission (the sum of Falcon 1, 9 and heavy launch vehicles).
The first mission of Falcon 9 was in September 2018, when it was used for the Telstar 18 VANtage mission; the second was to complete the Ridium-8 mission in January 2019; thereafter in May 2019 and January 2020 And in June 2020, it will complete three Starlink satellite launch missions.
So far, SpaceX has launched nearly 600 satellites for its “Starlink” program, and the company intends to open the Starlink beta satellite broadband program to the public after 14 batches of satellites have safely entered orbit. According to netizens, Starlink satellites currently have a download speed of up to 60Mbps.
” After testing, SpaceX Starlink satellites can reach a maximum download speed of 60Mbps and a minimum delay of 20ms “