Over the weekend, SpaceX will bring two communications satellites into orbit
After the successful launch of the company SpaceX Falcon Heavy superheavy carrier rocket is ready to implement the next start. At this time, the Earth's orbit communications satellites will be displayed, through which it will be possible to gain access to the Internet. Company officials Elon Musk decided that the hype is not necessary to plant around the mission. In the end, it is not so important in the history of the Mission, as output in the car Tesla Roadster orbit with a dummy at the wheel of Starman.
The launch has learned quite by accident - from a letter sent by SpaceX last week, the Federal Communications Commission. Even last November, this is the Commission granted the company a license to Elon Musk orbiting Earth satellites, providing users with access to the Internet. Read the document, you can follow this link. As part of the license SpaceX won the right to launch two test satellites Microsat-2a and Microsat-2b for the next 24 months. Sizes of both satellites, according to published documents are 1, 1, x 0, 7 x 0, 7 m. They include onboard computers, the components of the power system, including a solar panel with a total area of 16 square meters, determining the height of devices, numerous sensors and sensors , motion control components of the satellite, antenna, and more. The satellites will be displayed on the Falcon 9 launch vehicle into orbit on Saturday, February 17 with the launch pad at the military base in Vandenberg, California.
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