Miami: SpaceX's heavy phallon rocket took off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and successfully completed its first commercial mission by deploying the Arabat-6A satellite to a synchronous geographic orbit.
The strongest rocket on the planet took off at 6:45 last Thursday, the historic launch launch of the 39A launch at the Kennedy Space Center, the same platform that launched Apollo missions on the moon, and then first recovered the three parts of the Falcon 9 that make up the device.
Less than eight minutes after take-off, the two accelerators landed side by side on Cape Canaveral, while the main core stage landed a minute later on the drone ship called "Of course I still love you" in the Atlantic.
This successful landing of the three parts of the rockets represents a new step in the company's path, owned by billionaire businessman Alon Mosk, whose policy is to reuse missiles to reduce the cost of space travel.
Thursday's launch, which had to be postponed the previous day because of weather conditions, is the second since the initial trip in February 2018, when a heavy Falcon made a flight with a mock charge of a Tesla electric road that was sent into deep space with a doll wearing a space suit, In the driver's seat.
On the first journey, however, the core stage failed on the Atlantic landing platform and instead plunged into the sea at a speed of more than 480 km per hour.
More than a year later, SpaceX launched the Falcon Heavy, 70 meters high, designed to carry more than 64 tons of cargo, with the Arabat-6A on board.
Arabist 6A is a modern communications satellite developed by Lockheed Martin for Arabs, an organization established by the Arab League in 1976 to provide telecommunications services to the region.
The modern and innovative satellite, weighing more than 5,900 kg, will provide television, radio, Internet and mobile communications services across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, according to SpaceX.
Almost half an hour after taking off Cape Canaveral on the heavy Phalcon, the satellite separated from the missile and was placed in a geosynchronous orbit where it would remain for years.
With this deployment the Falcon liver, created with the goal of sending manned missions to the Moon and Mars, successfully completed its first commercial mission.