SpaceX has successfully launched the NASA and European Space Agency satellite known as Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich. The launch took place unimpeded on Saturday, as the satellite was put into the orbit it needed to stare at Earth and monitor our oceans. The satellite will be able to measure sea levels across 90 percent of the world’s oceans within a few centimeters.
In 2025, a twin satellite called Sentinel-6B will be launched to help collect more data. As mentioned earlier, there are additional tools on satellites that will also help improve weather forecasting by gathering data on atmospheric temperature and humidity.
release It happened at Vandenberg Air Force Base, and the base sent a post-launch warning to people in the area. Officials at the Air Force Base warned that people could hear several loud bangs in parts of Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties when the first stage of the Falcon 9 returned to landing.
SpaceX showed a video of the first stage of the Falcon 9 returning to land in Landing Zone 4. It’s always interesting to see the Falcon 9 first-stage booster rising out of space with the grid-like control surfaces rapidly moving to a perfect landing. Elon Musk and the crew at SpaceX are spending a busy weekend with another satellite launch scheduled for today.
After the Falcon 9 first stage detached, a second stage missile was fired to propel Sentinel-6 into a parking orbit. About an hour after it was put into orbit, it began deploying its solar panels and was expected to contact the consoles about 25 minutes after the panel deployed. Building the satellite was a joint American and European operation.