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Posted on March 1st, 2022

Your Imagery Work Break – SpaceX SXM-7 Mission Launch

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Ah it’s March, that means the weather is turning the corner into full on Spring, finally! In honor of this change in temperature, it is time for a work break. But hold on, before you head out, take a quick peek at this 30-centimeter (cm) WorldView-3 imagery collected over Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, USA on December 13, 2020. The image featured here was collected at 16:08:33 UTC just about one hour before the launch of SpaceX’s SXM-7 Mission, and right at the center of the 30-cm image you can see a Falcon 9 rocket preparing to launch. Interestingly, on board the partially reusable space rocket is SiriusXM’s SXM 7 digital broadcasting satellite which was actually built by Maxar – who also built WorldView-3 (the satellite that collected this image). Enjoy your early Spring walk!

Have a great rest of your workday! ☺

(Image Courtesy: DigitalGlobe. Processed by Apollo Mapping for improved color accuracy and clarity.)

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