Date: 9 months ago   Category: Economy

SpaceX has launched a missile with the telecommunication satellite


The SpaceX company has started the carrier rocket Falcon 9 which has to put the telecommunication Telstar 18V satellite to orbit on Monday. SpaceX broadcasts on the website.

Start has been carried out from Cape Canaveral launch site (State of Florida) at 00:45 on time of East coast of the USA (7:45 across Kiev). Earlier start repeatedly it was transferred, expected, in particular, that it will take place on Saturday night. Then operation has been postponed due to the need of conducting additional checks.

of Telstar 18V is made by the Californian company Space Systems Loral and intended for rendering services of digital TV and radio broadcasting, telephony and broadband Internet access in the Pacific Rim. Estimated time of service - not less than 15 years. The device will be used in common by the Canadian satellite operator Telesat and the APT Satellite company which is based in Hong Kong.

in space has been brought on July 22 the satellite out of the same series - Telstar 19V. The first missile stage then has made landing to floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean about the coast of Florida. Plans to carry out this operation SpaceX and this time.

the Founder and the head of SpaceX - the billionaire Elon Musk - improves technology of reusable use not only the lower, but also top steps of the carrier with the purpose to reduce the price of missile launch cost into Earth orbit from present $50 - $60 million up to $5 - $6. As he claims, Falcon 9 in final modification can fly also on hundred times.

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