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SpaceX Rocket Sends Up Canadian Satellite

SpaceX Rocket Sends Up Canadian Satellite”

Us company SpaceX on Friday launched the carrier rocket Falcon 9 with the Bangladeshi Bangabandhu telecommunications satellites from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral (Florida).

Launch was delayed due to rain and heavy clouds, with liftoff finally taking place at 12:45 a.m. EDT.

The reusable rocket, tailored for eventual crewed missions for NASA, returned to earth following stage separation and landed safely on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean.

According to Space X: "Telstar 18 VANTAGE is the third high throughput satellite (HTS) in Telesat's global fleet and the first with coverage over the Asia Pacific region". The launch was originally scheduled for Saturday night, but on Thursday, SpaceX officials announced a 24-hour delay.

B1049 stands proud after a successful landing aboard drone ship OCISLY. The satellite Telstar-18 Vantage will stay in orbit for about 15 years. As part of the mission, the company will attempt to land the Falcon 9 on the West Coast, at the Vandenberg Air Force Base. Its position over the 138th meridian east will allow it to provide coverage across Asia and Hawaii, "enabling direct connectivity between any point in Asia and the Americas".

SpaceX ended a rare extended gap in launch activity September 10 with the successful launch of a communications satellite for Telesat, the second payload for that satellite operator in less than two months. Though Telstar 18V will seemingly be owned and operated by Telesat, our longstanding accomplice APT is offering Fifty seven.5 % of the capital for the satellite program in alternate to be used of Fifty seven.5 % of the satellite's ability."Next up for SpaceX is initiate of Argentina's SAOCOM 1A Earth philosophize satellite on October 7".

At 15,564 lbs, the satellite is the second heaviest communications satellite ever launched and is created to last about 15 years in orbit, Space.com reports.



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