SpaceX launched into space prototypes of their own satellites

SpaceX запустила в космос прототипы собственных спутников

February 22 private space company SpaceX has made the launch of the carrier rocket Falcon 9 with the air force Vandenberg air force base (California, USA). Space rocket delivered into orbit a Spanish PAZ satellite designed for mapping and environmental monitoring.

Along with it was launched two private satellites SpaceX Microsat-Microsat and 2a-2b, the first prototypes for Starlink satellite systems that will provide the Internet every corner of the globe. Only plan to use about 12 thousand satellites. The launch is planned for 2019-2020 year.

ScapeX planned to catch the fairing of the payload with the help of the ship with ad-hoc network, but in the end the attempt failed — fairing gently landed within a few hundred meters from the boat. The head of the company SpaceX Elon Musk said in his Twitter that the parachute should have done more.


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