• 20/02/2024 23:42

SpaceX launched a rocket carrying two German military satellites

 SpaceX запустила ракету с двумя военными спутниками Германии

Illustrative photo (Getty Images) Author: Valeria Polishchuk

The American company SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket with two reconnaissance satellites of the German Ministry of Defense.

This was reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to Space.

A Falcon 9 rocket launched the SARah-2 satellite into low Earth orbit (LEO) from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. The flight was originally scheduled for Saturday, December 23, but was moved up a day to allow for additional pre-flight checks.

The SARah-2 mission sent two synthetic aperture reconnaissance satellites to the German military.

“The satellites will continue the process of replacing the aging SAR-Lupe constellation,” the mission description says.

According to SpaceX, SARah-2 was the eighth launch of the Falcon 9 first stage. The booster also landed for the eighth time, touching down at Vandenberg about eight minutes after liftoff.

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