SpaceX makes its final launch of the yr efficiently

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SpaceX makes its last launch of the year successfully

Elon Musk's American aerospace company will broadcast a spy satellite on its final mission in 2020.

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December
19, 2020

2 min read

This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors can occur due to this process.

This Saturday, SpaceX launched a Falcon rocket using a spy satellite classified by the National Reconnaissance Office that will depart from Cape Canaveral in central Florida, the United States. This is the last start of the year.

The mission known as NROL-108 was canceled last Thursday due to technical problems. However, on December 19, it was successfully completed at 9:00 a.m. local time (14:00 GMT) from Platform 39A of NASA's Space Center of Kennedy. The publication was streamed on his YouTube channel.

Entrepreneur Elon Musk's company stated that this time "all systems and the climate were in order".

Both the mission and capabilities of this class of satellites are strictly classified. The target, orbit, size and other properties of the device have not been publicly reported.

Image: @SpaceX

On Thursday the start was temporarily delayed due to weather issues and once the above issues were overcome, the countdown was stopped less than two minutes before the start. The company said it needed to "watch the data more closely" and said the Falcon 9 missile and the NROL-108 mission were still "healthy" as observed this Saturday.

The first phase of the Falcon 9 had already flown, including two previous SpaceX commercial refueling missions to the International Space Station (ISS).

Image: @SpaceX

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