On Feb. 22, U.S. Space Command logged two more satellites into the growing catalog of objects orbiting Earth. Items 43216 and 43217 hitched a ride aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that blasted off from Vandenberg AFB, California, with the Paz radar-imaging spacecraft, owned by Hisdesat, the Spanish government satellite services company. The secondaries were then dispatched into orbits 311-321 mi. (500-517 km) above Earth and inclined 97.5 deg. north and south of the equator. SpaceX is using ...


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