Tuesday, June 25, 2019

another good heavy launch

Before falling asleep I caught the launch of the SpaceX heavy STP-2 mission.

The commercial SpaceX hit a few more impressive milestones with this launch.

The primary missions to launch 24 satellites went very well with four on-orbit burns (they had never fired more than three times). SpaceX tried to recover all three stage 1 rockets but they lost the centre core at sea. Still, they landed the side boosters, at night for the first time. Also for the first time, they caught one of the fairing pieces.

See the detailed article at Spaceflight Now.

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