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SpaceX launched Transporter 5 mission with 59 payloads from 13 countries

The dedicated ride-share mission successfully carried "fifty-nine" deployable, Tugs and passive payloads/test beds in orbit.

Falcon 9 B1061.8 liftoff at SLC-40 (Credit: SpaceX)

May 26, 2022; The Falcon 9 Block 5 v1.2 FT B1061.8 rocket lift-off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force station at 18:26:59.990 UTC (14:26:59.990 EDT), carrying 59 payloads from the Transporter mission. 5 on May 25, 2022. The satellites were placed in a sun-synchronous target orbit with a mean altitude of 525 km, inclined at 97 degrees.

The Transporter-5 manifests thirty-nine primary loads (59 Overall) from different nations including the United States, Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia, Bulgaria, Brazil, Czech Republic, Turkey, Finland, Argentina and Norway,

'Core' of first stage B1061.8 landed at Landing Zone 1 in Cape Canaveral (Credit: SpaceX)

The Falcon 9's first stage came back to Earth for a vertical touchdown at Cape Canaveral's Landing Zone 1 about 8.5 minutes after launch "B1061 landed back at launch site in Return to Launch Site mode – return to launch site, RTLS; the landing was made in landing zone 1 – LZ-1, at the Cape Space Force Station, on the former LC-13"

A return to the launch site usually means that after the second stage separation, the booster flips over and does a boost backburn towards the landing pad near to the launch site.

The recovery of the fairing shells was carried out to the north of Cuba, about 600 km downstream of the Cape, by the support vessel Bob. The second stage made its controlled re-entry over the South Pacific