A SpaceX Falcon 9 missile launches the robotic X-37B spacecraft of the US Air Force on September 7, 2017. The first stage of this missile is planned to punch the communications satellite SES-1
SpaceX will launch a communication satellite early Friday morning (June 1), and you can follow the launch live.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with a used first stage is due to launch EDT (0429 GMT) from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Friday at 12:29 pm and the SES-12 satellite to orbit the Luxembourg telecommunications company SES bring. You can watch the launch live on Space.com, courtesy of SpaceX, or directly on the SpaceX website.
The first leg flew back in September 2017 when she took part in the launch of the X-37B robot plane for the US government. The Booster returned to Earth shortly after takeoff for a point-to-point landing, but there will be no such downward action during the SES-12 mission: The first stage is part of the Falcon 9 "Block 4" build, an older version of SpaceX ( 19659005) The company has recently unveiled the new "Block 5" Falcon 9, its first stages 10 times with just inspections between landing and takeoff and 100 times or more with some renovations, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk has said:
SES-12, which is scheduled to launch on May 31, is uniquely equipped with state-of-the-art, powerful broadbeam and #HTS capabilities to provide #satellite communications services via #AsiaPacific & #MiddleEast https://t.co/8z1FJcxX8p pic.twitter.com/KJFXpzgr4w
– SES (@SES_Satellites) May 25, 2018
A such strong re-ver The key to breakthrough costs for space travel and ambitious reconnaissance efforts, such as the colonization of Mars, is economically viable, according to Musk.
Musk has also expressed a desire to reuse the upper stage of the two-stage Falcon 9 and its payload fairing, the nose cone that protects satellites during takeoff. But so far only the first stages have landed and started again. To date, SpaceX has landed such boosters 25 times and thrown back dozens of times.
SES-12 moves to a geostationary orbit about 22,300 miles (35,900 kilometers) above the Earth's surface. It will provide video and data services to customers in the Asia-Pacific region, SES representatives said.