SpaceX launches 114 satellites and nails rocket landing in its landmark 200th flight
- On January 3, the US launched a Falcon-9 carrier rocket from the SpaceX company, which should launch the Ukrainian nanosatellite PolyITAN-HP-30, developed for the 30th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence, by the National Technical University of Ukraine ‘Kyiv Polytechnic Institute’.
- It is expected that after its launch into the planned orbit, the nanosatellite will allow for the conducting of a scientific experiment to study the effectiveness of the functioning of various heat pipe designs as the main element of space vehicles’ thermal stabilization systems.
- As part of the Transporter 6 mission from Cape Canaveral, the SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket will launch 114 payload units into orbit.
- In addition, on January 3, Falcon 9 launched the EOS SAT-1 satellite from the EOS DATA ANALYTICS company, which is part of Ukrainian Max Polyakov’s NOOSPHERE space group. It’s the first spacecraft in a seven-satellite, agriculture-focused constellation planned by EOS Data Analytics (EOSDA).
- The EOSDA network — which will be fully up and running by 2025, if all goes according to plan — will study farmlands and forests around the world. Its data will help customers monitor crop growth and health and implement sustainable practices, among other applications.
- The company said that the satellite has transmitted telemetry and data regarding the state of its systems, confirming its operation in orbit. The EOS SAT-1 satellite is an in-house development from the companies that are part of the Noosphere of the Ukrainian entrepreneur Max Polyakov.
Read more about the mission via SpaceNews & Ukraine Business News
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