Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched a new telecom rocket
Elon Musk’s spacecraft company SpaceX has made a successful launch of a Egyptian telecom satellite into orbit. The launched satellite will be further operated by Nilesat, an Egyptian company. The Falcon 9 rocket is launched in two stages carrying Nilesat 301 satellite to an orbit. The launch took place on Wednesday from the Space Launch Complex at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. Nilesat has also posted this news recently.
SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 rocket
Liftoff! pic.twitter.com/wY6SCJSGp7— SpaceX (@SpaceX) June 8, 2022
SpaceX, on Wednesday, launched its 23rd Falcon 9 rocket that is carrying an Egyptian communications satellite into orbit. The main criteria behind sending the telecom rocket to orbit are to expand the television service in the Middle East and African areas. In addition to that, the satellite launch also helps in providing broadband connectivity all over Egypt.
The Falcon 9 climbs toward orbit carrying an Egyptian telecom satellite
SpaceX launches an Egyptian communication satellite with the help of its Falcon 9 rocket. The presence of about nine first-stage engines generated a thrust of about 1.7 million pounds. The rocket headed to the east immediately after its launch and disappeared after crossing the Atlantic Ocean.
Will SpaceX launch more satellites in June?
Well, according to the recent popular sources, it is expected that SpaceX is going to launch about five more satellites in June 2022. These launches also include a secretive Globalstar mission and the launch of Starlink in the mid of June.
How is SpaceX’s launch of an Egyptian satellite a success?
The launch went exactly as it was planned earlier. The first stage of the rocket launch moved out of the lower atmosphere and ultimately fell down. This part flew itself to a point thus finally landing on an off-shore drone. After some time, the second stage has come to a stage of its first parking orbit.
The second started firing after about 18 minutes. After that, the Nilesat 301 communications satellite of weight 4.1 tons is finally released on a transfer trajectory. It was released towards its operational outpost which is about 22,300 miles above the equator. All these launched satellites present in the geosynchronous orbit will rotate in step with the Earth. These satellites also help in the use of stationary antennas present on the Earth’s surface.
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The Egyptian communication satellite – Nilesat 301
Deployment of Nilesat 301 confirmed pic.twitter.com/TOxuyYAICp— SpaceX (@SpaceX) June 8, 2022
SpaceX’s launch of the Egyptian communications satellite – Nilesat 301 was a huge success. The telecom satellite is designed for 15 years. The Egyptian communication satellite will work with a similar but older satellite that is launched in 2010. Both the satellites together will provide television and speed data relay across the areas of Africa and the Middle East.
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What are the capabilities of the new Egyptian communications satellite?
The newly launched Egyptian communications satellite has a lot of capabilities. Some of the major capabilities of the newly launched satellite as specified by Nilesat include providing the best internet services to many remote areas covering the Arab Republic of Egypt. This capability of the newly launched Egyptian telecom satellite can be useful for many new projects, new urban communities, many infrastructure projects, and also the oil fields present in the eastern Mediterranean area.
This successful launch of the Egyptian communication satellite by SpaceX has a lot of benefits. So the newly launched Nilesat 301 will ultimately work together with an already present Egyptian government satellite which is TIBA-1. This Egyptian government satellite is launched in 2019. Thus, from now, Egypt will be providing proper internet services throughout the country with the help of these two satellites. These two satellites together help to ensure the safety and security of the internet services in the country.
However, SpaceX has further plans to do this June. On Friday, it is presently planning to launch its 25th resupply mission to the international space station. But there is a problem with the flight of the satellite as said by NASA that the launch will not take place before June 28.
On the other hand, SpaceX is getting itself ready to launch another Falcon 9 rocket in the next week or so. This launch includes carrying a Globalstar data relay and messaging satellite into the orbit. However, some sources also say that SpaceX is planning to launch about 50 Falcon 9 rockets by the end of this year.
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