On June 25, a mission was entrusted to the Falcon Heavy that was very below its performances but much more complex than every mission ever performed by SpaceX's launch vehicles: to set 24 satellites and cubists in three different orbits with very distinct inclinations. It took several hours to release them all.
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Monday night, Musk's Falcon Heavy rocket fired up into the space from a launch pad in Florida, carrying a bunch of 24 experimental satellites that are meant to be safely delivered into three different drop off points in the orbit as planned.
The SpaceX Falcon Heavy mission is managed by the Air Force Space Command's Space and Missile Systems Center.
The need to launch a satellite into multiple orbits means that SpaceX has to make multiple burns.
The first Falcon Heavy launch was in February 2018.
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It is more precise than the finest watch on earth and could be responsible for changing the way we travel through space. The complete launch process for the STP-2 mission will take around four hours, starting with Monday night at 11:30 p.m.
The two side booster rockets returned safely to Earth, descending onto adjacent Air Force landing pads, but the rocket's center booster missed its mark, crashing in the Atlantic Ocean.
SpaceX, the private aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company founded by Elon Musk, has filed a document to raise $US314.2 million at a valuation price of $US214 a share, according to CNBC.
The company deployed the satellites for agencies including NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), defense department laboratories, universities and a non-profit organization, SpaceX said. It required four separate upper-arrange motor firings.
The satellites will be used for experiments involving several USA government agencies, in addition to some university projects.
As we mentioned previously, among the satellites aboard the rocket were The Planetary Society's solar sail project and an atomic clock that could change how spacecraft navigate in the future.
The Falcon Heavy is the most dominant rocket being used today.