On Saturday, SpaceX conducted a successful launch of the Falcon 9 launch vehicle with Sentinel-6A Michael Freilich, a new generation scientific oceanographic satellite.
It was launched from Vandenberg Air Base in California.
According to SpaceX data, after 53 minutes of flight Sentinel-6A Michael Freilich spacecraft entered polar orbit with the altitude of 1.3 thousand km. The first reusable stage of Falcon made a controlled vertical landing on the Vandenberg base.
Sentinel-6 is a joint project of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the European Space Agency (ESA).
The satellite, which has a lifetime of 5.5 years, is designed to track changes in sea level. The incoming data will be used for more accurate weather forecasts, tracking of hurricane movements and climate change models.