The launch of the Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday, June 19 allowed SpaceX to set a new record. Elon Musk’s private space company has carried out three launches in just 36 hours — an incredible feat for the space industry. Such a high intensity of launches is the fastest in the history of any commercial company, Space reports.
The first mission took place on Friday, June 17, when SpaceX sent its Starlink Internet satellites into space from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. On Saturday, June 18, a radar satellite for the German military was successfully sent from the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. On June 19, a two-stage Falcon 9 rocket launched the Globalstar communications satellite into orbit, completing a record challenge. It is worth noting that the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket has already been in space 12 times and has successfully returned.
Falcon 9’s first stage has landed on the Just Read the Instructions droneship pic.twitter.com/3Mqa22OWqw
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) June 19, 2022
Last weekend’s success made many space enthusiasts even dizzy with excitement. Only seven years have passed since the first successful launch and landing of the Falcon 9 rocket, and already this year SpaceX has really accelerated the pace of launch, reaching three in a day and a half. The start on Sunday morning was the 26th in a row in 2022, and the year is not over yet. It is quite possible that this is not the last SpaceX record.
Earlier, Elon Musk called the timing of Starship’s readiness for the first orbital flight.
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