SpaceX Egyptian Satellite Launched: SpaceX recently launched its 23rd Flacon 9 rocket Wednesday from Cape Canaveral with a telecom satellite for Egypt. The rocket lifted off with the Nilesat 301 telecom payload at 5:04 PM.
In launching the rocket, the company used a first stage booster making its seventh flight, and it vaulted skyward from pad 40.
Space is vital to us, and that’s why SpaceX has been working double-time to deliver more crafts.
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What is the SpaceX? – A quick guide
Space Exploration Technologies Corp., famously known as Space X is an American spacecraft manufacturer, space launch provider, and a satellite communications corporation headquartered in California.
It was founded by Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, back in 2022 to reduce space transportation costs to enable the colonization of Mars.
SpaceX manufactures Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy launch vehicles, rocket engines, and Cargo Dragon. It has been developing a satellite internet constellation, Starlink to provide commercial internet service and succeeded by January 2020 when Starlink became the largest satellite constellation ever launched.
As of 2022, the satellite constellation has already compromised over 2,400 small satellites in orbit. Although some astronomers criticized the project due to the light pollution it might cause. Moreover, it was criticized because it might cause possible space collision in the long term.
More achievements, including the first privately funded liquid-propellant rocket to reach orbit around the Earth and the first private company to successfully launch, rotate, and recover a spacecraft was, achieved by SpaceX.
And just recently, it was reported that there was a SpaceX Egyptian Satellite Launched.
SpaceX Egyptian Satellite Launched
Reportedly, the company SpaceX Egyptian Satellite Launched a Falcon 9 rocket back Wednesday from Cape Canaveral with a telecom satellite for Egypt’s Nilesat.
It is the 23rd Falcon 9 rocket that Space X launch and propelled into orbit to expand television service across the Middle East and Africa while providing broadband connectivity over Egypt.
SpaceX used the first-stage booster, making its seventh flight, the Falcon 9 thundered at 5:04 PM EDT, and the 229-foot tall rocket vaulted skyward from pad 40 at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station atop a jet of flaming exhaust.
Nilesat 301 is destined for an operating position in geostationary orbit more than 22,000 miles over the equator at 7 degrees west longitude. SpaceX Egyptian Satellite Launched the rocket to provide the broadcast and internet service over Egypt, as mentioned.
Moreover, the spacecraft will be using its propulsion system for the final maneuvers to reach its operational orbit. The geostationary satellite launch market was once a lucrative business for launch providers, including SpaceX.
When SpaceX Egyptian Satellite Launched the Flacon 9, they loaded a million pounds of densified, super-chilled kerosene and liquid oxygen propellants during the final 35 minutes of the countdown. The Falcon 9’s upper stage was ignited in its single Merlin engine twice.
The first was to reach a temporary parking orbit and propel Nilesat 301 into an elongated transfer orbit stretching tens of thousands of miles above the Earth.
Fun Fact, it was built in France by Thales Alenia Space, and Nilesat 301 will be supporting Ultra television broadcasts that will replace the Nilesat 201 spacecraft launched in 2010.
As planned, the SpaceX Egyptian Satellite Launched was successful as the first stage boosted the rocket out of the lower atmosphere and then fell away, flying itself back to a pinpoint landing on an off-shore drone ship.
After the second engine fired 18 minutes later, the 4.1 ton Nilesat 301 communications satellite was released on a transfer trajectory toward its operational outpost 22,300 miles above the equator.
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