April 19, 2024

SpaceX rocket stage on a collision course with the moon captured in telescope images

A SpaceX rockets upper phase was caught on camera careening towards a crash course with the moon.Virtual Telescope Project founder Gianluca Masi captured the Falcon 9 rocket upper stage utilizing a single 60-second direct exposure from another location taken utilizing a 17-inch (43 centimeters) PlaneWave telescope in Rome.”Video: SpaceX booster to slam into moon, seen by Virtual Telescope ProjectRelated: See the SpaceX Falcon 9 booster on a crash course with the moon in a live webcastThe Virtual Telescope Project captured the upper stage of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket anticipated to strike the moon on March 4, 2022. For the past seven years it has been in an unrestrained orbit, due to completing gravitational forces of the Earth, moon and sun.An artists illustration of the DSCOVR satellite connected to its SpaceX Falcon 9 upper stage shortly after launch in February 2015.

A SpaceX rockets upper stage was caught on camera careening toward an accident course with the moon.Virtual Telescope Project founder Gianluca Masi caught the Falcon 9 rocket upper phase utilizing a single 60-second direct exposure from another location taken using a 17-inch (43 centimeters) PlaneWave telescope in Rome.”Video: SpaceX booster to knock into moon, seen by Virtual Telescope ProjectRelated: See the SpaceX Falcon 9 booster on a crash course with the moon in a live webcastThe Virtual Telescope Project caught the upper stage of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket anticipated to hit the moon on March 4, 2022. For the previous seven years it has been in an unrestrained orbit, due to competing gravitational forces of the Earth, moon and sun.An artists illustration of the DSCOVR satellite attached to its SpaceX Falcon 9 upper stage quickly after launch in February 2015.