SpaceX Completes 27th Mission of 2022 Written 1 July 2022


SpaceX’s 27th mission of the year launches from Cape Canaveral at 5:04 p.m. EDT Wednesday. | Credit: SpaceX; YouTube; framegrab

Spaceflight Now reported that SpaceX “closed out the first half of 2022 on Wednesday with its 27th mission of the year, powering a commercial television broadcasting satellite into orbit for SES on a Falcon 9 rocket as the company is poised to break its annual launch record in the coming weeks.” The SES 22 communications satellite was delivered “into an elliptical, or oval-shaped, transfer orbit on the way to an operating perch in geostationary orbit, where the spacecraft will circle Earth over the equator, matching its velocity to the planet’s rotation.”
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SpaceX launch of Falcon 9 SES-22 mission from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, June 29, 2022.
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