The SAOCOM 1B mission, launched on August 30 by SpaceX’s Falcon 9, included an arrow-mounted camera that captured the rocket’s launch and return to the surface of our planet for the public to watch,media Slash Gear reported. SpaceX posted a video of the entire process on its YouTube channel.
The video below includes footage of the Falcon 9 launching the SAOCOM 1B mission. The mission is SpaceX’s first launch from the east coast of the United States into polar orbit. The rocket was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station — landing in the Landing Zone 1.
It was the first rocket launched from Florida since 1969 to carry out a polar corridor mission. The incident was filmed this week and shared on SpaceX’s YouTube channel. This is obviously accelerated — the real process is much longer than two minutes.
Also launched this week with spaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket is the SAOCOM 1B satellite launched for The Argentine National Space Activity Commission. This is the second of two SAOCOM 1 Earth observation satellites of the National Space Activities Committee of Argentina. The Purpose of the Argentine Space Agency’s launch of these satellites is to monitor the Earth’s environment and to provide data and images to first responders who wish to maintain the order of the Earth’s work.
The launch took place on August 30, 2020 and was scheduled to take place from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California in January 2020. Now that the satellite has been deployed, SAOCOM-1b is in solar synchronous orbit.