SpaceX launches rocket with 64 satellites



Elon Musk's SpaceX has launched a Falcon 9 rocket from California carrying 64 small satellites into low orbit around the Earth, which the company called the largest-ever "rideshare" mission by a US-based rocket.

The mission, dubbed SSO-A, also marked the third threshold of space for the same Falcon 9 rocket – another milestone for Space's cost-cutting reusable rocket technology.

The Falcon 9 blasted away from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 10:34 am. Local time (0534 AEDT) carries subcontractors of 34 different companies, government agencies, and universities.

SpaceX said that the mission was "one of the most complex and intriguing enjoyment" for Seattle launching SPASIFULL, the drive-sharing company that arranged passage for every satellite manufacturer.

The mission comes after India killed a rocket carrying 31 satellites in place.

After the launch, the first-stage Booster of Falcon 9 returned to Earth as planned, landing on a ship from the South American coast, according to a live video of the flight.

However, the Falcon 9's payday equipment – an enclosure that protected the satellites during launch – missed a landing network on the barge and ended up in the ocean.

"Falcon fairing halves missed the net, but touched softly into the water," said Milk, spasks chief executive officer, said on Twitter. He said that the boat was moving to pick them up.

"Plus is to dry them out and start again." Nothing wrong with a little swim, "Musc, who is also the CEO of Tesla, said on Twitter.


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