Falcon 9: Sentinel 6A 'Michael Freilich:


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Sentinel-6A 'Michael Freilich,'  An oceanographic satellite for NASA and ESA.

 

Named after the late US oceanographer and former NASA Earth Sciences Director

 

Date: November 21, 2020

Time: 1217 Eastern (0917 Pacific, 1717 GMT)

Booster: B1063.1

Mass: ~1,500 kg

Orbit: 1,336 km @66° inclination

Pad: SLC-4E, Vandenberg

Recovery: LZ-4

 

 

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Date: November 21, 2020

Time: 0917 Pacific, 1217 Eastern (1717 UT)

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Well, those NASA folks sitting outside around a card table had a helluva view of launch and the RTLS landing!  Impressed, they were.

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OUTSTANDING video of the Sentinel 6 landing.

 

 

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