Valery LEBOVKA, “FACTS”
On Tuesday evening, June 30 at 23:11 in Kiev, the American company of the inventor and entrepreneur Elon musk SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket with the third geosteering companion III generation on Board by order of the Cosmic forces of the United States.
The missile was launched Tuesday from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral (Florida) launch stream was carried on the website of the company.
The launch was repeatedly postponed. It, in particular, it was planned to implement in April. Then the operation was postponed because of the pandemic coronavirus.
It is expected that the apparatus is in a specified orbit for approximately one and a half hours after launch.
Experts SpaceX returned to Earth the first stage of Falcon 9 for reuse. This element of the carrier landed on a special remotely operated platform in the Atlantic ocean near the coast of Florida.
This is the third launch into space navigation GPS satellite of the third generation. The first such device was launched SpaceX into orbit in December 2018. The company noted at the time that the satellite aims for the U.S. air force. SpaceX has stressed that the device is designed for “transmission of information on location, navigation and time” three times precisely and in providing “up to eight times higher noise immunity” compared to previous models.
Recall that the second GPS satellite of the third generation put into orbit in August 2019 for the needs of the U.S. air force, the American company United Launch Alliance. Currently, the U.S. group of GPS has 31 satellites.
Earlier, the “FACTS” wrote that in early June, heavy carrier rocket Falcon 9 launched into orbit with another group of 60 microsatellites to continue the deployment of the global Internet-coating system, Starlink.