SpaceX successfully delivers the Nusantara Satu satellite and Israeli Moon lander into orbit

February 22, 2019

 

At 8:48pm EST, SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket lit up the Cape Florida skies carrying 2 satellites and a lander into orbit around the Earth. After first stage separation, the second stage ignited its engine and continued on toward orbit while the first stage coasted on its trajectory. This was the highest heating from reentry by far for a first stage booster and it successfully entered the atmosphere and landed on the droneship Of Course I Still Love You stationed in the Atlantic Ocean in one piece. 

Both the Nusantara Satu satellite and the SpaceIL Lunar Lander were both successfully inserted into the proper Geostationary Transfer Orbit for them to continue on the rest of their missions.

 

Photo: Richard Angle 

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