Published: Sun, June 16, 2019
Sci-tech | By Patricia Wade

SpaceX Completes Launch and Ground Landing on SoCal Coast

SpaceX Completes Launch and Ground Landing on SoCal Coast

The mission will send three Canadian satellites into orbit, where they will remain about 400 miles up in order to observe Canadian land and waters.

USA private space company SpaceX plans to launch Canada's RADARSAT Constellation Mission from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Wednesday morning, according to a news release of SpaceX. You can watch it live right here; the broadcast will start about 15 minutes before takeoff. Meterologists warned that there were going to be periods of intense fog during the launch window.

The RADARSAT constellation, built by Maxar Technologies' MDA, is the third in Canada's sequence of Earth observation satellites. The booster will be refurbished for yet another launch, just as it was after March's mission. That should be worth watching, since it's a relatively new endeavor for SpaceX. According to the Hawthorne, California headquartered company, CX has landed a first stage booster 14 times prayer this mission and also have successfully recovered Falcon 9 first stages from 26 machines at sea during the companies autonomous spaceport Drone ships.

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Previous launches at Vandenberg have created impressive light shows over the Southland, particularly those done in evening hours. If it can't make that, there will be a backup window on June 13th at the same time of day. They have the capacity to capture an image of a given location on about 90 per cent of the world's surface, but they will be primarily used to keep tabs on Canadian territory for the federal government.

Data pulled from the satellites will be used for a variety of information, including monitoring climate change, ice melt and maritime surveillance to help the country's defense force, according to the agency's website. These satellites will also improve our ability to monitor vessel activity in Canada's marine protected areas - helping to conserve and protect marine species and their habitats.

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