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SpaceX's latest launch took rare southern route from Florida

SpaceX's latest launch took rare southern route from Florida”

Enjoy the awesome sight of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket soaring skyward, and also the unbelievable moment the booster returns to Earth and lands upright, a feat that never ceases to amaze. While launches usually include 60 Starlink satellites, SpaceX has always been open to making space available for companies looking for a ride to orbit. This marks the second time that SkySat satellites hitchhiked along with SpaceX Starlinks, with three SkySat satellites also launched into orbit on the previous mission in June.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying SAOCOM 1B, an earth-observation satellite for Argentina's area agency, blasted into orbit Sunday night. It comes just days after a historic launch Sunday. "This is SpaceX's first launch into polar orbit from a cape, which means that on its way into space, the Falcon 9 will fly south along the east coast of Florida".

The company successfully landed the first stage booster back at Cape Canaveral, creating a sonic boom heard throughout much of Central Florida.

SpaceX will attempt to land its Falcon 9 rocket on a ship at sea if Thursday's launch proceeds. To reach a polar orbit from Cape Canaveral, the SAOCOM 1B Falcon 9 took off on a southeasterly trajectory and then carried out a "dogleg" maneuver once clear of Florida's coast to bend the flight path more directly south.

The space company's Falcon 9 rocket flew up from Cape Canaveral in Florida at 7:18 pm ET, on the fourth outing for this booster. The SAOCOM 1B mission would follow suit from the nearby Air Force station.

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The satellite is part of a two-satellite system.

Unfortunately, the Starlink launch had to be scrubbed due to inclement weather conditions, and has been delayed until Tuesday, September 1 at 6:29 a.m. PT.

SpaceX also reportedly intends to launch the Starship SN6 from Boca Chica, Texas, for a small-altitude examination flight.

Both SAOCOM satellites are on a polar-orbiting journey that will see them flying over both poles on Earth. The fleet of Starlink satellites will provide global access to the internet.



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