Published: Thu, June 07, 2018
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SpaceX Launches SES-12 Communications Satellite For 11th Rocket Launch This Year

SpaceX Launches SES-12 Communications Satellite For 11th Rocket Launch This Year

The firm has reflown the landed boosters for 12 times and Falcon-3 stages for 13 times.

Exactly eight years after the Falcon 9 made its debut from the same pad, the rocket blasted off from Launch Complex 40 at 12:45 a.m., sending a rumble across the Space Coast that likely awakened some residents resting before the start of the work week. The satellite will provide expansion and replacement capacity to serve the fixed data, mobility, government and video sectors in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions.

The launch was, of course, the highlight of the event but the breathtaking photos that followed were the real winners. Its first stages are created to fly 10 times with inspections between landing and launch only, and 100 times or more with some refurbishment involved.

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This mission was aimed at transferring the communications satellite SES-12 into its "geostationary transfer orbit".


The company recently revealed the new Falcon 9 Block 5.

"Standing down from Friday's launch attempt to run additional tests on Falcon 9′ s second stage".

Praising the Block 5, he added: 'We get a lot of performance from this vehicle.

The rocket was initially scheduled to blast off on May 10, but the firm was forced to delay the maiden voyage after the rocket threw the abort signal 58 seconds before launch. SpaceX is in the process of transitioning to upgraded block 5 boosters that are created to make 50 to 60 flights before retirement.

Musk has referred to the Block 5 as the "finished version" of SpaceX's Falcon 9, as it has been created to endure up to 100 flights in a single lifespan. The original plan was for SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket to power the mission, but Musk said a few months ago that the company would probably use its "Big F-ing Rocket" (BFR) instead.

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