Chinanews.com, January 25, according to the American Chinese website, at 10 am local time on the 24th, SpaceX (SpaceX) successfully completed the launch of "Transporter 1" in Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA Mission, the "Falcon 9" rocket carried 143 satellites into space, setting a new record for the number of satellites launched in a single time.
On January 24, local time, the "Falcon 9" rocket was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA.
Image source: Screenshot of SpaceX social media account.
According to reports, about eight minutes after launch, the rocket’s first stage thruster returned to Earth and landed on an unmanned landing ship in the Atlantic Ocean.
At the same time, the second stage rocket continued to rise to the predetermined orbit.
According to reports, SpaceX’s launch brought 143 satellites into space, surpassing the previous record of a single satellite launched by the Indian carrier rocket in February 2017.
At that time, the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle sent 104 satellites into space.
The report pointed out that the launch was originally scheduled for January 23, but due to weather conditions, a few minutes before the original launch window, SpaceX announced the cancellation of the launch and postponed it to the 24th.
SpaceX previously planned to build a "Starlink" network composed of approximately 12,000 satellites in space between 2019 and 2024 to provide high-speed Internet access services to the earth from space.