SpaceX launches pioneering UK maritime communications satellite
Monday, 3 December 2018 () London, UK (SPX) Dec 03, 2018
British built VESTA telecommunications satellite will improve safety and security for commercial shipping. The first of its kind satellite was launched this evening (03 December) into a 575 km sun-synchronous orbit as part of Spaceflight's SSO-A SmallSat Express mission on-board a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenburg Air Force Base, USA, at 18:30 GMT. VESTA ('VdES Transmitting sAte
According to Business Insider, SpaceX launched a satellite into space on-board a Falcon 9 rocket. The communications satellite is owned by Qatar. Known as the Es'hail-2, the satellite is now one of two..