SpaceX successfully launched the Transporter-3 Mission on Thursday, using the Falcon 9 booster to launch a total of 105 orbiting Spacecraft, as seen in a video shared on the SpaceX YouTube channel.
The launch took place on Thursday morning at the Cape Canaveral, Florida Space Force Station during a 29-minute launch window.
The company also held Friday as a backup launch opportunity, though the success of the launch means that SpaceX won’t need the extra launch window.
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) January 13, 2022
Following the launch, SpaceX plans to land the Falcon 9 rocket on Cape Canaveral’s Landing Zone 1 (LZ-1).
The Falcon 9 is a reusable rocket booster that has been used in the past for five Starlink satellite launches, and other missions Crew Demo-2, ANASIS-II and Transporter-1.
The Transporter-3 mission is SpaceX’s third ridesharing mission launch, this time featuring 105 different spacecraft including CubeSats, microsats, PocketQubes and orbital transfer vehicles, among others still.
You can watch SpaceX’s full Transporter-3 Mission launch using the Falcon 9 booster, and including the launch of a total of 105 different spacecraft below. We finally get to see a daytime landing of the Falcon 9 and it never gets old: