SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch - 13 June 2020

CarlS

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Three of us took a beautiful early morning ride to Titusville to watch the Falcon 9 launch. It was a 91 mile ride round trip. The launch was scheduled for 0521. We left at 0400. The launch lit up the night sky right on schedule. I love these night launches.

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Starlink 8

A batch of 60 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system. This launch will also carry three SkySat Earth-imaging satellites as a rideshare for Planet.


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Falcon 9 Block 5

Falcon 9 is a two-stage rocket designed and manufactured by SpaceX for the reliable and safe transport of satellites and the Dragon spacecraft into orbit. The Block 5 variant is the fifth major interval aimed at improving upon the ability for rapid reuse.

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Wow, that certainly lit of the sky!!! TUP TUP
 

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You had two "sunrises" today.
 

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When do they go up and retrieve the two astronauts that went up to the ISS a couple weeks ago?
 

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When do they go up and retrieve the two astronauts that went up to the ISS a couple weeks ago?
I think they will be there for a month or two. The Dragon capsule is still docked to the ISS. They will return in that capsule - at least that's the plan - and will splash down in the ocean.
 

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I think they will be there for a month or two. The Dragon capsule is still docked to the ISS. They will return in that capsule - at least that's the plan - and will splash down in the ocean.
Thanks!
 
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