SpaceX Launches 100 Smallsats into Orbit Written 14 January 2022


A SpaceX Falcon 9 launches from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, May 2020. | Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky, Wikipedia; Public Domain

Space News reports that a SpaceX Falcon 9 “placed more than 100 smallsats into orbit Jan. 13 as the company accelerates the pace of its dedicated rideshare missions.” Thursday’s launch was dubbed Transporter-3. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 “lifted off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida at 10:25 a.m. Eastern.” The launch carried 105 satellites, and the largest single customer was Earth observation company Planet, “which flew 44 SuperDove spacecraft.”
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