The Falcon 9 launch vehicle of SpaceX launched from the Vandenberg Cosmodrome in California and successfully launched the world ocean sensing satellite Sentinel-6, Ilona Mask’s website said on Saturday, November 21.
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The rocket launched at the reference time, at 20:17 Moscow time.
The Sentinel 6 Michael Freilich satellite, created by Airbus, is a joint development of the European Space Agency and the American National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
The reusable first stage Falcon 9 made a vertical landing on the cosmodrome shortly after launch for its subsequent use.
On November 17, the Crew Dragon ship docked with the ISS. It was noted that it is designed for berthing to the station in automatic mode. However, if necessary, as in the Russian Soyuz, manual docking is possible.
Crew Dragon launched to the ISS from Cape Canaveral in Florida on the night of Monday, November 16. Aboard the ship were three NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, as well as Japanese Aerospace Research Agency (JAXA) astronaut Soichi Noguchi.