Thursday, 18 October, 2018

Weird light in Arizona sky is from SpaceX launch

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from a launch pad in Florida A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from a launch pad in Florida
Guillermo Lane | 08 October, 2018, 07:07

Most likely this is related to the SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket which launched around 7:30 p.m.

The Air Force last week advised residents on the central California coast they might see multiple engine burns by the first stage and hear one or more sonic booms as it returned.

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket as seen from the North Coast.

SpaceX inaugurated its West Coast rocket-landing pad in style.

Such sights and sounds are familiar to residents near the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida where SpaceX first landed a Falcon 9 booster in December 2015. SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk also warned of the boom from his Twitter account.

But Sunday's flight marked the first time SpaceX attempted a landing at Vandenberg, a milestone made possible by extensive environmental and safety studies that concluded the noise and possible aftermath of a failure would not cause any significant damage or harm to area wildlife.

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"Sonic boom warning. This won't be subtle", he wrote.

The rocket being used in Sunday's mission was previously employed in a June launch.

SpaceX has also been experimenting with a procedure to save additional millions of dollars by retrieving the Falcon 9's fairing, or nose cone.

SAOCOM 1A 3,000-kilogram satellite built by INVAP and this deployment was done in conjunction with Argentina's space agency with the objective of radar-imaging the earth.

The SAOCOM 1 mission aims to study soil moisture using synthetic-aperture radar readings from two identical satellites in low Earth orbit, SAOCOM 1A and 1B. Its name is short for Satelite Argentino de Observacion Con Microondas.

SAOCOM 1, together with the Italian COSMO-SkyMed X-Band SAR constellation, make up the Italian-Argentine Satellite System for Emergency Management, or SIASGE.

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