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SpaceX aims two Falcon 9 missions including Galileo L12 satellite



SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch

SpaceX has announced two back-to-back Falcon 9 launch missions from Florida for Saturday and Sunday and one of these includes European Comission’s Galileo L12 satellite.

The space launch service provider will send the first Falcon 9 rocket to orbit at 8:34 p.m. ET on Saturday from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This mission has a backup launch date on the same day at 8: 30 p.m. ET.


The payload consists of Galileo L12, a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) to provide navigation, positioning, and timing information. The data fetched by Galileo could be used in various satellite-based services including aviation, maritime, agriculture, and location-based services.

European Union operates, manages, and oversees the implementation of the Galileo Programme on behalf of the EU. It was designed and developed by EUSPA. This will be a record 20th mission for the first stage and enhanced specially for this payload deployment. After delivering the Galileo L12 satellite to the upper atmosphere, SpaceX will land the booster at a launch pad.


Second Flight:

The second mission consists of 23 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. This vehicle will liftoff at 5:50 p.m. ET and a backup launch opportunity is available until 9:50 p.m. ET. This launch could also postponed to the next day at 5:25 p.m. ET.

This is the 13th flight for the first stage mission and it will land on a droneship stationed in the Atlantic Ocean after delivering the second stage to the upper atmosphere.




Mel Trivalo is a senior author at, he began his early career in electronics in 2021 and turned his attention towards Space and Rocket Science. Mel likes to explore new technologies and swings baseball to run through creative thoughts.

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