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SpaceX put into orbit a military satellite

B1058 the booster assigned for ANASIS-II aboard Of Course I Still Love You following the Demo-2 mission – via SpaceX B1058 the booster assigned for ANASIS-II aboard Of Course I Still Love You following the Demo-2 mission – via SpaceX
Kristine Garrett | 24 July, 2020, 03:54

Tech billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX firm had planned to launch the satellite on July 14, but announced just a day before that it was pushing back blast-off "to take a closer look at the second stage, swap hardware if needed". It already safely returns the first-stage booster to Earth for reuse, as well as the capsule that sits atop the rocket.

This handout photo taken on Monday and received on Tuesday from South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration shows a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the ANASIS-II satellite blasting off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

The fairing is the nose cone that protects the cargo during launch. According to SpaceFlightNow, the Falcon 9 booster has set a record for the shortest time period between launches at 51 days by breaking its previous record of 62 days. But if you think that's impressive, you probably don't follow Elon Musk. SpaceX's two ships, Ms. Tree and Ms.

SpaceX confirmed the satellite deployed about 32 minutes after lift-off, on Monday afternoon.

DAPA said in a statement to Yonhap news agency, "With the successful launch of the Anasis-II satellite, South Korea has now been able to secure its first military-only communication satellite, which will replace the ANASIS-I satellite used for both civilian and military purposes".

For the first time in its history, SpaceX has caught both parts of the rocket's containment shell. Thus, there's no active way to control their movements, and the best SpaceX has come up with is using fishing boats with giant nets attached, to capture the fairings before they fall into the ocean. For years, the company has routinely reclaimed the thrusters: after the first stage spends most of its fuel, it separates from the second stage of the rocket, and then heads to a vertical landing on offshore platforms or a land platform.

SpaceX estimates that up to $6 million per launch can be saved if catching fairings goes successfully. Less than two months later, the company's specialists managed to catch one of the fairing parts.

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