…. in a combined spirit of cooperation 12-8-22
Liftoff 5:27 PM ET for OneWeb 15 their first trip with SpaceX and a Falcon 9 reflight booster carrying 40 internet satellites on a polar trajectory from LC-39A Cape Kennedy Florida at sunset.
First stage booster B-1069-4 made its fourth trip to space and re-landed at Cape Canaveral LZ-1 landing zone with the triumphant & iconic double sonic booms at landing.
OneWeb has launched thirteen times on a Russian Soyuz rocket until the war with Ukraine stopped them from flying with the Soviet Union. Their 14th flight was a successful launch from India and this15th launch is the first time from American soil on an American reflown Falcon 9 rocket.
This is the 53rd (SpaceX ULA NASA) launch year to date from Cape Kennedy/Cape Canaveral and a new SpaceX record 55th launch in 2022.
Congratulations to everyone involved in this successful mission today.
Photos by Scott Schilke for spacenews.lu and space-news.es