SpaceX shipped the first of the reusable rockets from Florida to California F. South African billionaire Elon Musk's space company will start to launch the satellites of Starlink in polar orbits in the near future.
The transport incident was made by a user of the social network Reddit, on the 27th of May, the last Thursday. The Falcon 9 rocket arrived at Vandenberg Air and Space Forces Base (VAFB), a launch site on the west coast of the United States.
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This particular vehicle is only useful for polar launches, or high inclination, precisely for satellites that need to orbit the Earth's poles, instead of the equator. The SLC-4E, a transported rocket, has only been used by SpaceX twice in the past two years, once in June 2019 and once in November 2020.
Last Wednesday (26), SpaceX managed to complete the first layer of the Starlink constellation. O rocket Falcon 9 B1063 carrying 60 satellites took off from the US Space Force in Cape Canaveral, Florida. There are now 1.737 internet service satellites in orbit.
This was also the 100th consecutive successful release of a rocket Falcon 9. The last such vehicle accident was in late June 2015, when the B1018 exploded in flight because of pressure in the second stage liquid oxygen tank.
The assembly of the Starlink satellite constellation began in May 2019 and completed one year on the 24th. Interested in acquiring the service in the US, Canada and the UK must pay US$ 99 (R$ 510, on Tuesday's quotation, 1) by a reserve in the website.
If satellite internet service is available in the region, the user must pay an additional US$ 499 (R$ 2.570) for the base station and antenna, in addition to a monthly fee of another US$ 99. The internet service is expected to of Elon Musk's company arrives in Brazil at the end of 2021.
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