SpaceX's Falcon 9 Places 64 Small Satellite Into Orbit 

  • Share:

Highlights

  • As many as 49 CubeSats and 15 micro-satellites were launched by the satellite launch vehicle Falcon 9. 

  • The launched satellites belong to 34 different clients including public, private, and university from a total of 17 different countries from all over the world.

SpaceX's Falcon 9 Places 64 Small Satellite Into Orbit 

American aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company, SpaceX has successfully placed a total of 64 small satellites into the orbit, using its reusable and pre-flown  Falcon 6 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. It was the third flight of Falcon 9 which created a new record in launching multiple satellites in one go.    

Highlights

  • As many as 49 CubeSats and 15 micro-satellites were launched by the satellite launch vehicle Falcon 9. 
  • The launched satellites belong to 34 different clients including public, private, and university from a total of 17 different countries from all over the world.
  • The microsatellites weighed a few dozen kilograms while the CubeSats were even lighter in weight.  
  • Called 'Orbital Reflector' by the artist Trevor Paglen, one sculpture was included among the satellites sent by the Nevada Museum of Art. It was different from scientific missions.
  • Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is one of the most important space organizations that holds a record for launching the maximum number of satellites in one go. This space organization had launched  104 satellites in one flight while using its Polar Satellites Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C37) rocket. 
  • Founded by an entrepreneur Elon Musk in 2002, the Space Exploration Technologies Corporation is a private aerospace manufacturer and space transportation service company.  The headquarter of the company is located in Hawthorne, California. 
  • The primary objective of this company is to reduce space transportation costs and enabling the colonization on Mars.  
     

Other details:

Related Articles:

  • Share: