‘Liftoff!’ SpaceX rings in the new year with the first successful mission of the Falcon 9.


‘Liftoff!’ SpaceX welcomes the new year with a bang as the Falcon 9 completes its first successful mission.

SPACEX has begun the New Year with the first launch of 2022, following a highly successful 2021.

On Thursday, SpaceX, which was founded by Elon Musk in 2002, successfully launched its first Falcon 9 rocket of the year.

Before the Falcon 9 landed at sea, it launched a new batch of Starlink satellites from Florida.

The Falcon 9 rocket launched from Space Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida at 4.49 p.m. local time, having previously flown.

“Falcon 9 has successfully lifted off from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39, carrying our stack of 49 Starlink satellites to low Earth orbit,” SpaceX engineer Jessie Anderson said during the launch broadcast.

“Liftoff!” SpaceX captioned a video of the countdown before the rocket was seen taking off.

The video was viewed over 200,000 times and the tweet received over 10,000 likes.

The successful deployment of the satellites was confirmed by the Twitter account, which has an incredible 19.5 million followers, just over an hour and 20 minutes after liftoff.

“Deployment of 49 Starlink satellites confirmed,” it stated.

The rocket’s first stage returned to Earth about nine minutes after liftoff, marking the company’s first successful launch and landing in 2022.

“Falcon 9’s first stage has landed on the A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship,” the SpaceX Twitter account confirmed.


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The launch on January 4 was described by Jonathan Szul, director of operations for the First Range Operations Squadron at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

“The launch pace in 2022 is going to be exceptionally busy,” he said, “with up to five polar and seven total launches projected for January alone.”

“While three polar missions have launched successfully in the last year and a half, Cape Canaveral has never had five southern trajectory launches in one month.”

Following a record-breaking year in 2021, when SpaceX set a new record for most launches in a single year with 31 liftoffs, the launch marks the start of another significant year for the company.

On three Crew Dragon missions, SpaceX also launched 12 astronauts, including four private citizens on the Inspiration4 mission.


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