SpaceX launches Irish, South Korean satellites and lands its 250th rocket

SpaceX launches Irish, South Korean satellites and lands its 250th rocket
# 02 December 2023 00:56 (UTC +04:00)

SpaceX launched Ireland's first satellite and a South Korean reconnaissance satellite, APA reports citing SPACE.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched at 1:19 p.m. EST (1819 GMT or 10:10 a.m. PST) from Vandenberg Space Force Base on the California coast. The first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket landed at Landing Zone 4 at Vandenberg around 8 minutes after lift off in what was the company's 250th successful recovery of an orbital class rocket.

On board was a total of 25 satellites. One is the Educational Irish Research Satellite-1 (EIRSAT-1) built by students from University College Dublin following a 2017 proposal. Also on board was the first South Korean spy satellite in a set of five that SpaceX has been contracted to complete launching by 2025.

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