Rocket carrying Argentinian satellite takes off successfully

Christopher Davidson
October 12, 2018

Elon Musk's space company was able to successfully launch the Falcon 9 rocket that brought with it the Argentine satellite SAOCOM 1A into orbit from its Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. This new satellite whose name is SAOCOM 1A will get operated by Argentina's Space Agency CONAE.

Before sticking the flawless landing on the soil, the Falcon 9 rocket delivered the latest Earth-observing satellite of Argentina, dubbed SAOCOM-1A, into space. This satellite will be using the radar sensors to track soil moisture as well as with other indicators which can help the farmers to decide the plan as well as to irrigate the crops.

Earlier it was reported that the company SpaceX has made the launch, moving into space, the Argentinean satellite.

SpaceX has always been trying to achieve ground landings on its Vandenberg facilities, which is named Space Launch Complex 4 (SLC-4 for short). This project is said to be a billionaire project from the company.

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SpaceX had previously flown first-stage rockets back to land after Florida launches but had not done so on the West Coast.

SpaceX also has successfully landed Falcon 9 first stages on so-called drone ships off the coasts of Florida and California, all as part of its effort to decrease the cost of space launches by reusing rockets rather than allowing them to fall into the ocean. Following stage separation, the first stage of the rocket returned to land at SpaceX's Landing Zone 4 (LZ-4) at Vandenberg.

Known as "twilight phenomena", it occurs when launches take place on clear days shortly after sunset and are visible brightly from Los Angeles across the trajectory of the rocket.

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