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SpaceX Again Tries To Launch US Space Force GPS Satellite

Watch SpaceX launch an updated GPS satellite for the Space Force SpaceX Again Tries To Launch US Space Force GPS Satellite
Kristine Garrett | 06 November, 2020, 20:56

A particularly shiny new Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket has just successfully lofted the very latest military satellite on Thursday to outer space for the official US Space Force. Later, SpaceX's Hans Kிக்niksmann ignited two of the rocket's nine first-stage engines during an attempt to launch in early October, which triggered an automatic shutdown of the engines.

An unproven Falcon 9 rocket stands at the Florida launch pad on Thursday afternoon.

SpaceX did manage to launch three Starlink missions, though, despite some delays during the month. Since then the company has previously launched several business missions on various rockets and launched its own Starling satellites, all of which were successful.

With seconds left on the clock, mission control said 'Falcon 9, ignition, ' and the rocket activated its Marlin engines that shot out streams of fire and smoke before soaring up into space.

This problem eventually led to the discovery of a small amount of lacquer used during a metal-treatment process that had to be removed before the flight, but no. The first of this new generation launched in late 2018. It is set to make its second flight on another Global Positioning System satellite mission in 2021.

If successful, the U.S. Space Force launch will be the third National Security Space Launch by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Nearly 4 tons, the satellite is placed in transmission orbit with a peak of about 20,000 km.

This unexpected push back brought on further delays, such as NASA's Crew-1 astronaut launch, which experienced issues with two of its engines.

SpaceX had no issues this time around, launching the satellite at 3:24 p.m. California time. That work is now scheduled for November 14th.

And finally SpaceX has another mission from NASA, scheduled to launch Earth Observation Sentinel-6 spacecraft from Vandenberg Air Force Base before November 21st.

Although it investigated the lacquer problem, SpaceX was able to fly its aircraft proven rockets because it was shown that those first phases were not already affected by the production problem. "At SMC, we are proud to deliver our fourth GPS III satellite and will continue to operate at an accelerated pace to enhance the capabilities of the billions of users worldwide".

SpaceX will attempt to land the first stage booster on its drone ship "Of Course I Still Love You" at 8 minutes, 35 seconds after launch, and deploy the payload about 90 minutes after launch. It is also worth noting that Space Force and NASA have agreed with SpaceX to perform their mission in the first phase that will be used for future missions.

The launch webcast will begin above at around 15 minutes prior to the opening of the launch window, so at around 6:09 PM EST (3:09 PM PST).

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