SpaceX Launches Satellite for SES in Its 11th Mission This Year

05 June, 2018, 04:15 | Author: Ann Santiago
  • GETTYSpaceX is set to launch another Falcon 9 rocket into space this morning

So far, only the first stages have been landed and launched again. The four-hour launch window opens on Monday, June 4 at 12:29 a.m. EDT. The weather appears favorable, with a 70 percent chance of "go" conditions.

The goal of the launch is for the SES-12 spacecraft to reach geostationary orbit. The client there was the satellite operator SES, with the payload being set to deliver TV and data services to customers in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions.

The Falcon 9's first stage had supported the OTV-5 mission in September 2017, according to a SpaceX press kit.

Two space tourists who have already paid "a significant deposit" were supposed to be launched to lunar orbit later this year, SpaceX announced last year.

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The launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 40 carried a satellite for one world's biggest satellite companies - Luxembourg-based SES.

SpaceX has landed these boosters 25 times, and reflown them on a dozen occasions.

"This is one of the largest, if not the largest satellites we've launched", he said.

If you're up late Sunday night, or early Monday morning, the webcast below should begin about 15 minutes before the anticipated launch time.

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