SpaceX Successfully Launches Italian Satellite on Fifth Attempt Written 1 February 2022


A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying an Italian radar remote sensing satellite lifts off from pad 41 at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Cape Canaveral, FL, Monday, Jan. 31, 2022. | Credit: John Raoux; AP Photo–©

Florida Today reports that a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket “finally broke a scrub streak Monday, vaulting an Earth observation satellite into skies so clear that the entire process from launch to landing back at Cape Canaveral was easily visible to watchers along the coast.” The rocket carried the Italian Space Agency’s COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation (CSG-2) observation satellite.
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