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SpaceX successfully launches 64 small satellites

Elon Musk-led SpaceX has successfully launched 64 small satellites into low Earth orbit onboard of its reusable and preflown Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
SpaceX successfully launches 64 small satellites
  • This has set a new record in United States of launching satellites in a single go.
  • It was the third voyage of Falcon 9 rocket, marking another milestone in SpaceX's cost-cutting reusable rocket technology.

About the Satellites:

  • The 64 small satellites included 49 CubeSats and 15 micro-satellites belonging to 34 different clients including public, private and university sources from 17 different countries across the world including South Korea, France and Kazakhstan.
  • The microsatellites weighed few dozen kilograms and CubeSats weighed even smaller.

About Space X:

  • It is a private US space agency. 
  • It was founded by Elon Musk on May 6, 2002 who is its current CEO.
  • The main purpose for its establishment was to reduce cost of space transport and establish human habitation on Mars house.
  • Space X has developed a series of Falcon Rockets. 
  • To reduce the cost of internal transport, the space company has created re-usable rockets.
  • Majority of these rockets are also used in other launches.

One must know:

  • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) holds the record for most satellite launch in single flight.
  • It had launched 104 satellites in one go using the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C37) rocket.

Question:

Q. Which space agency has successfully launched 64 small satellites into low Earth orbit onboard of its reusable and preflown Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California?
a. Our Space
b. Space1
c. SpaceX
d. None of the above
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