On Tuesday, July 18, 2020 at 10:31 a.m. EDT (local time), SpaceX launched its tenth Starlink mission, which includes 58 Starlink satellites and 3 Planet SkySat satellites belonging to a third-party customer. The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from the 39A (LC-39A) launch complex at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
The first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket had already supported the first Crew Dragon demonstration mission to the International Space Station, the launch of the RADARSAT Constellation mission, and the fourth and seventh Starlink missions. After the separation of the stages, SpaceX landed the first stage of the Falcon 9 on the droneship barge "Of Course I Still Love You", which was stationed in the Atlantic Ocean. Another feat was the recovery of the two rocket caps from the nets of the boats provided for this purpose.
The three Planet SkySat satellites were deployed sequentially 13 minutes after liftoff, and the Starlink satellites were deployed approximately 46 minutes 26 seconds after liftoff. The Starlink satellites were deployed in a circular orbit, as was done for Starlink missions 1 to 4. In addition, all of the Starlink satellites on this flight are equipped with a deployable visor to prevent sunlight from hitting the brightest points on the spacecraft. This is a measure that SpaceX has taken as part of its work with major astronomy groups to mitigate the reflectivity of the satellites.
Reviewing the launch of the Falcon 9 Starlink Mission-10 :
Few companies in the aerospace industry can boast so much success in 48 hours, SpaceX has done it. After many postponements in recent days, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 on the complex of Boca Chica in Texas, the prototype Starship SN5 has climbed to 150m and landed on the landing area. Expect to see a test of the SN5 at 1000m in the coming days.
Peu d'entreprises dans l'aérospatial peuvent se targuer d'autant de réussite en 48 heures, SpaceX l'a fait. Après de nombreux reports ces derniers jours, mardi 4 août 2020 sur le complexe de Boca Chica au Texas, le prototype Starship SN5 a effectué une montée à 150m et s'est posé sur l'aire d'atterrissage. Attendons-nous à voir un test du SN5 à 1000m, dans les jours qui viennent.
This Thursday, July 30, 2020, at the SLC-41 launch site at Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 7:50 a.m. (EDT), NASA sent its Perseverance exploration rover into space aboard an Atlas V rocket from the United Launch Alliance (ULA). This American mission is the launch of the year as far as Mars is concerned. It follows the Hope mission by the United Arab Emirates and the mission sent by China, Tianwen-1. The Perseverance rover is to analyze the surface and rocks of Mars, in order to find any trace of past life. Perseverance will arrive on the Red Planet in February 2021.
Review the Atlas V rocket's launch :
[Fr] La NASA envoie son rover Perseverance vers Mars, pour la recherche de l’hypothétique vie passée
Ce jeudi 30 juillet 2020, sur le site de lancement SLC-41 de Cape Canaveral en Floride, à 13h50 (heure française), la NASA a envoyé dans l'espace son rover d'exploration Perseverance, à bord d'une fusée Atlas V, du constructeur United Launch Alliance (ULA). Cette mission américaine est le lancement de l'année en ce qui concerne Mars. Elle fait suite la mission Hope par les Emirats Arabes Unis et la mission envoyée par la Chine, Tianwen-1. Le rover Perseverance doit analyser la surface et les roches de Mars, afin de trouver une éventuelle trace de vie passée. Perseverance arrivera sur la planète rouge en février 2021.
Revoir le lancement de la fusée Atlas V :
On the occasion of the ceremony commemorating the crash of the Concorde, which took place on 25 July 2000 on the Patte-d'Oies site in Gonesse (95), taking the lives of 109 passengers and 4 employees of a hotel on which the plane crashed, return in pictures with an anthology of documentaries on the most beautiful bird in the world and its tragic destiny. Born of aeronautical knowledge and French-English friendship, the Concorde was a supersonic aircraft making regular flights between Paris and New York, in 2h30 to 3 hours, at the dizzying speed of Mach 2.
Documentaries about the history of Concorde
Archive pictures of July 25, 2000, at the time of the Concorde crash :
Video explaining the Concorde crash and its consequences
William Mahe (WM), books and news author, passionate about the Universe, Science and technologies, university graduate from the Paris - Meudon Observatory in Astronomy and Celestial Mechanic. President of the SPETspace STEAM Society and Publishing Director of the SPETspace News. He is also a Harley Davidson and Honda motorcycles lover.