Falcon-9 Thales

SpaceX Thales Mission successful launch

SpaceX successfully launched the satellite that Thales build for Turkmenistan in cooperation with Monaco. This is a kind of special cooperation and there is a nice interview with some important people how where involved explaining there role in the process and that of the satellite. As you learn some backgrounds this interviews are well worth to watch.

Luckily SpaceX had a launch window of 90 minutes. Due to weather the launch was postponed for more that an hour. When weather permitted the clock was reset and the Falcon-9 with onboard the TürkmenÄlem 52E / MonacoSat was launched successfully.

Due to flight profile, a geotransfer orbit, SpaceX had not made any attempt to land and recover the first stage.

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