SpaceX informed through a report that 46 satellites have been launched into space through Falcon 9 rocket. They have been placed in orbit from the Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) station. The station is located at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. 9 minutes after launch, the rocket landed on a drone ship in the Pacific Ocean. In no time it was lifted from there. The satellites were to be placed in space after 63 minutes in the second stage, before which the live stream was stopped.
According to the report of SpaceNews, these new satellites launched are part of Group 3. They will orbit inside a shell, as they are likely to collide with debris scattered during Russia’s anti-satellites test in November last year. Space tracking company COMSPOC recently revealed a similar collision incident in which 841 Starlink satellites were said to be affected. These 841 satellites make up 30 percent of SpaceX’s entire satellite constellation.
SpaceX has yet to comment on whether any Starlink satellites will be affected. But recently, while talking about the debris spread in space, the company said that its satellites are coming closer to the spacecraft or scattered debris. According to Teslarati, the Group 3 is set at an inclination of 97.6 degrees and an altitude of 347 miles, or 560 kilometers. SpaceX has already sent two other Group 3 satellites into orbit from Vandenberg on July 10 and July 22. <!–