NEW YORK, January 13. /TASS/. Elon Musk’s Space X launched a Falcon 9, funded by the non-public sector and NASA, into orbit on Thursday with a payload together with microsatellites as a part of its industrial program. The launch was broadcast on the corporate’s web site.
The Falcon 9 service rocket blasted off from its launch website on the Cape Canaveral in Florida at 10:25 am EDT (18:25 Moscow time).
SpaceX will ship a complete of 105 spacecraft from 20 international locations into orbit, together with the Ukrainian Sich-2-30 satellite tv for pc for Earth distant sensing. The important producer of the satellite tv for pc is Yuzhnoye Design Office. According to Head of the State Space Agency of Ukraine Vladimir Taftai, the price of the launch contract is $1.99 million.