Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – On Sunday, SpaceX’s “Falcon 9” rocket carried 143 satellites into orbit on a joint mission, setting a new world record for the largest number of satellites launched from a single missile.
SpaceX’s Transport 1 mission was the first in a new flight-sharing program announced by the company in 2019. The company said at the time that it would allocate a “regular schedule” for launching its Falcon 9 missile to transport large groups. From small satellites, rather than focusing on one large basic payload.
The Falcon 9 missile is the first orbital missile capable of re-flight and more than once use, and was designed to transport people and payloads to Earth orbit and beyond. The Falcon 9 reusability feature allows SpaceX to adjust the most expensive parts of the rocket, which in turn reduces the cost of accessing space.
What do you know about the missile, which has so far completed 105 launches and 66 landings?
Learn more about the “Falcon 9” missile from SpaceX in the above infographic: