SpaceX Puts Another Payload Into Space

Students at Lennox Math Science and Technology Academy will have a science project launched into space aboard a Falcon 9 rocket to launch June 1. The students project which had to compete for a ride on the rocket is a small tube which contains soil

Its last rocket launch was two weeks ago, when the Falcon 9 successfully landed after sending a military satellite into space.

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying commercial Inmarsat 5 F4 broadband satellite blasts off to geostationary orbit at twilight at 7:20 p.m. EDT from Launch Complex 39A on 15 May 2017 from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. In a launch that was viewed by millions of viewers across the globe, the Falcon 9 rocket seemingly broke its limits and delivered its biggest payload yet in what now stands as one of SpaceX's most successful missions to date. Monday's flight was the second this year in which a landing was ruled out by the weight and orbital requirements of the satellite payload.


Owned by London-based company Inmarsat, the satellite is so big and needs to be launched to such a high altitude that the Falcon 9 will not have enough fuel to attempt a landing after the launch. "Everyone at Inmarsat, SpaceX and Boeing is really, really pumped about this launch". It'll need all the propellant it can get to have a successful launch. The company has not disclosed whether it will make another experimental attempt to recover the rocket's payload fairing. The Inmarsat-5 F4 satellite was launched at 7.21 PM (2321 GMT) from Cape Canaveral, Florida. But for unknown reasons at this time, the project was switched to Falcon 9. However, since the company has not brought those into commercial flights yet, it chose to go with a regular Falcon. The weather also looks like it won't be interfering with the much-anticipated launch of Falcon 9. "Safe journey! Thanks for a great launch SpaceX!". The first unpiloted test flight of SpaceX's Dragon crew ship is expected next March.

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