On Sunday (June 19) at 12:27 a.m. EDT, a two-stage Falcon 9 rocket launched from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, carrying a communications satellite for the Louisiana-based company Globalstar into orbit.
According to sources, SpaceX launched and landed three rockets in less than 36 hours.
According to Space.com, a two-stage Falcon 9 rocket launched from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 12:27 a.m. EDT on Sunday (June 19), bringing a communications satellite for the Louisiana-based company Globalstar into orbit.
“Congratulations to the SpaceX Falcon team on three faultless launches in two days!” Elon Musk, the company’s CEO and founder, announced the news in a tweet.
About 1 hour and 50 minutes after launch, the satellite was launched into orbit.
“Globalstar FM15 deployment confirmed,” SpaceX announced in a tweet.
On June 17, the business launched 53 Starlink internet satellites from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, while Vandenberg Space Force Base in California lofted a radar satellite for the German military on June 18.
The Falcon 9 that flew the flight broke a new rocket-reuse record for SpaceX, with a first stage that had already completed 12 missions. According to a SpaceX mission description, the launch on Sunday was the ninth for this specific Falcon 9 first stage.
This is the company’s second triple-launch this year, following three missions between January 31 and February 3.