SpaceX rocket successfully launched a satellite to explore the ocean

On Saturday, the Falcon 9 launch vehicle successfully launched the scientific oceanographic satellite Sentinel-6A Michael Freilich into normal orbit, SpaceX said.

“Satellite withdrawal has been confirmed,” the company said.

The satellite rocket was launched at 12:17 pm US East Coast time from Vandenberg AFB in California. After 53 minutes of flight, the Sentinel-6A Michael Freilich spacecraft entered a polar orbit with an altitude of 1.3 thousand km.

The first reusable stage of the Falcon 9 rocket, 8 minutes 19 seconds after launch, made a controlled vertical landing at the site at Vandenberg.