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SpaceX launches 7 satellites in one missionA reusable Falcon 9 rocket carried seven different satellites into space today, some of which will be used to monitor the Earth's water cycles.
Flight tanks configured for flight. 15 [BLANK_AUDIO] 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 [SOUND] [APPLAUSE] [INAUDIBLE] JC copies [UNKNOWN]. [BLANK_AUDIO] [NOISE] [CROSSTALK] Almost 47 seconds into flight. Falcon 9 performing nominally, we're currently throttling down the nine Merlin 1D engines on the first stage. Preparing for the period of maximum dynamic pressure and going supersonic. [BLANK_AUDIO] We're seeing the view from a ground camera, and obviously we're We're having trouble with the autofocus, but Falcon 9 continues to track downrange well. Power on the Merlin 1D engines looks good. Avionics power looks good. [BLANK_AUDIO] Now to the sequence of events coming up. At T plus 2:45, we will have main engine cutoff. We'll shut down the nine Merlin engines. The first stage will then separate and we will light the second stage engine. So those activities coming out in just under 20 seconds from now. We're throttling down the engines in preparation for nico. Nico. [APPLAUSE] [APPLAUSE] Impact ignition. Stage one AFK. We've had successfull shutdown of separation,. Second stage engine has lit. Major activity coming up in about fourteen seconds, is separation of the payload fairing. [BLANK_AUDIO] You can see three of the iridium next satellites of the set of five. As I mentioned the grey satellite is mounted on top of that but not visible from the camera. [UNKNOWN] Following all tajectery. Three and a half minutes into flight we have heard the call out and trajectory is nominal. The power on the upper stage engine is good. [BLANK_AUDIO] Grace payload deploy confirmed. We have confirmation of deployment of the Grace [UNKNOWN] satellites! [APPLAUSE] So we're through the first major milestone today. The first satellites have bee deployed. We're now going into a coast phase with the second stage with the five Iridium NEXT satellites still attached. We're just past 65 minutes since the great launch Falcon 9. We're setting up for the first of five deployments of uranium next satellites. The first satellite plan to deploy in about 25 seconds from now. [MUSIC] First uranium satellite payload deployed confirmed And a nice visual confirmation of the first of the five Iridium Next satellites being deployed off of the dispenser mounted on top of the second stage of Falcon Nine. Coming up on the second deployment in about five seconds from now. [BLANK_AUDIO] Second [UNKNOWN] satellite payload deploy confirmed. Another nice view of the second [UNKNOWN] satelite being deployed. [MUSIC] Fifth [UNKNOWN] satellite payload deploy confirmed. [BLANK_AUDIO] A nice view of Iridium deployment off of the dispenser. Thanks for letting us share the mission of Falcon 9 with you. And join us on our next upcoming flight out of Cape Canaveral at the end of May. With that, have a great day.