SpaceX launches the 11th batch of “star chain” satellite recovery rocket booster

On August 18 local time, the US space exploration technology company launched the 11th batch of “star chain” satellites into space, completing the 100th launch mission of the company’s “Falcon” series rockets. So far, the company has launched a total of 643 “star chain” satellites. According to SpaceX’s official website, at 10:31 a.m. ET on the 18th, “Falcon 9” rocket launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Base in Florida with 58 “star chain” satellites and three “sky” earth observation satellites. About eight minutes after liftoff, the rocket booster smoothly fell back on the offshore recovery platform in the Atlantic Ocean. < / P > < p > according to the US media “the space”, the rocket booster has been launched five times. Rocket booster accounts for 60% of the total cost of Falcon 9 rocket. < / P > < p > Elon Musk, founder and CEO of SpaceX, once said that the rapid reuse of rockets is the key to significantly reduce space costs. Musk said that the latest Falcon 9 rocket can complete 10 launch missions under almost no refurbishment conditions and 100 launch missions under refurbishable conditions. < / P > < p > SpaceX’s “star chain” network is a global high-speed Internet access service through LEO satellite clusters. SpaceX plans to deploy about 12000 “star chain” satellites in space. The whole project is expected to cost about $10 billion. SpaceX has raised $1.9 billion, according to a regulatory document, Reuters reported on the 18th. It will be the company’s largest single round of financing to date, according to pitchbook, a data analysis firm. After the deal is completed, SpaceX will be valued at $46 billion, according to the company. Continue ReadingXiaomi new machine real machine exposure center dig hole screen design or high color thousand yuan machine