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SpaceX's latest rocket launch dazzles in California's night sky

08 October 2018, 11:41 | Dale Webster

‘This Won’t be Subtle’: SpaceX West Coast Launch to Create Large Sonic Boom

In this handout image. the NASA  German Research Centre for Geosciences GRACE Follow On spacecraft launch onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket Tuesday

The private space exploration company launched its Falcon 9 rocket Sunday night, its 17th launch attempt of the year, as part of a joint mission to deploy the SAOCOM 1A satellite, an Argentinean earth-observation satellite.

Officially, the rocket company owned by Elon Musk was launching its Falcon 9 rocket into space to deliver SAOCOM 1A, an Argentine satellite, into orbit. This was SpaceX's first land landing on the West Coast.

In metro Phoenix, witnesses hit up social media with photos and videos of the peculiar streak of light and ghostlike images they saw.

The mission consisted of two identical satellites, SAOCOM 1A and 1B, each of which carries an L-Band SAR polarimetric instrument.

Air Force officials have issued a warning that residents in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties could potentially hear one or more sonic booms due to the launch.




The private spaceflight company has launched multiple satellites and shuttled supplies and science gear to the International Space Station, with its Falcon 9 being the first spacecraft from a private company to reach the station in 2012.

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

"This is great news for everyone here at SpaceX", Tom Praderio, a SpaceX firmware engineer, said during live launch commentary tonight.

Argentina's satellite will reportedly track natural disasters, crop yields and soil-moisture levels from 385 miles (620km) above the earth. The satellite is one of a planned six-satellite array. It was the 30th successful landing for SpaceX out of 62 total launches and the 12th on land.

Its name is short for Satelite Argentino de Observacion Con Microondas.



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