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SpaceX Launches Satellite for SES in Its 11th Mission This Year
04 June 2018, 03:24 | Edward Lowe
GETTYSpaceX launch How to watch Falcon 9 rocket launch
Flying with a reused first stage booster, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket climbed into orbit from Florida's Space Coast early Monday with a commercial communications satellite for the Luxembourg-based operator SES.
The first stage has flown once before, in September 2017, carrying the robotic X-37B space plane for the USA military.
"Standing down from Friday's launch attempt to run additional test on Falcon 9's second stage", the company posted on Twitter.
And Musk and SpaceX are aiming for a lot of reuse, both in the short and long term. Mr. Steven hasn't succeeded to date, but it has come close. SpaceX won't attempt to recover the first stage after the launch.
Falcon 9's first stage for the SES-12 mission previously supported the OTV-5 mission from Launch Complex 39A in September 2017.
And the BFR - the giant rocket-spaceship duo SpaceX is developing to get people to Mars, launch satellites, clean up space junk and carry passengers on superfast trips around Earth - is created to be fully reusable. According to the mission's press kit, the Falcon 9 rocket's second stage will deploy the satellite 32 minutes and 14 seconds after liftoff.
Microsoft Is Now More Valuable than Google
In one of his last acts as Microsoft's boss, Steve Ballmer pushed through a US$5.4b acquisition of Nokia's mobile phone business. In its latest earnings report, Microsoft's Windows, Surface and Xbox divisions chalked up to around 35 percent of its revenue.
The satellite will provide video, data and other communications services across the Asia-Pacific region and the Middle East.
Melania a no-go for G7 meeting or Singapore summit
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Guatemala volcanic eruption kills 25
David de Leon, a CONRED spokesman, said a change in wind was to blame for the volcanic ash falling on parts of the capital. Volcan de Fuego, which translates to "volano of fire" exploded just before noon on Sunday, 27 miles from Guatemala City.
Liveblog: Apple’s WWDC 2018 keynote is on June 4
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Jimmy Fallon crashes Marjory Stoneman Douglas graduation
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