Strange Light in Sky Is A Rocket Launch

Strange Light in Sky Is A Rocket Launch

Strange Light in Sky Is A Rocket Launch

SpaceX Space X Launched Falcon 9 Rocket:- Elon Musk's SpaceX Company has now successfully launched their Falcon 9 rocket carrying the SAOCOM 1A and ITASAT 1 satellites, on October 7, 2018 near Santa Barbara, California.

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 landed the rocket's first stage at a newly built landing pad called LZ-4 that is located near Vandenberg's SLC-4E launch pad where the rocket took off. This was SpaceX's first land landing on the West Coast. Only 12 of these launches has managed to land on the solid ground.

SpaceX is aiming to lower the cost of space travel by designing rocket boosters that are reusable. SpaceX's landing record now stands at 30 successful booster recoveries, 11 at Cape Canaveral, one at Vandenberg and 18 on droneships. For SpaceX this is the twelfth successful landing of the first stage to earth and thirtieth in the overall standings together with the marine landings on an Autonomous platform. While many people's first instinct was to think aliens were en route, it was, in fact, a SpaceX rocket launch.

The night sky is lit up above Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., during the launch.

The launch of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket Sunday night came with a sonic boom warning.

SAOCOM-1A's radar measurements will track soil-moisture levels, thereby aiding forecasts of crop yields. It will also-in partnership with the Italian COSMO-SkyMed X-Band SAR constellation-assist with rapid response during natural disasters. The second satellite will be SAOCOM 1B.

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