May 25th 2022 SpaceX Launches Transporter 5 at 2:35 PM EDT or 18:35 UTC Deploying 59 Small Satellites With A RTLS at LZ-1!
SpaceX successfully launched Transporter 5 with 59 rideshare small satellites into orbit about one hour after liftoff and safely landed B-1061-8 back at Cape Canaveral LZ-1 with a triumphant double sonic boom at landing heard throughout the Space Coast.
This now marks the 160th total launches, 122nd total landings and 98 reflown rockets as posted by spacex.com/launches their 5th dedicated rideshare mission with numerous companies like Tyvak NanoSat, Nanoracks, GHGSAT, Capella Space, Satellogic, Planetum and Celestis Inc plus many more companies.
Other milestones for SpaceX – this is their 22nd launch in 2022, their 3rd Transporter mission in 2022 and the 100th Falcon 9 Block 5 launch with this vehicle.
Congratulations to the SpaceX team, Elon Musk and everyone who supported this beautiful launch today.
Photo Credit Scott Schilke for spacenews.lu and spacenews.es