SES launches SES-12 satellite onboard SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket

07 June, 2018, 02:15 | Author: Tara Reeves
  • SES launches SES-12 satellite onboard SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket

The firm has reflown the landed boosters for 12 times and Falcon-3 stages for 13 times. Liftoff occurred at 12:45 a.m. EDT and the satellite was deployed about 32 minutes after liftoff.

The SES-12 satellite will provide direct-to-home broadcasting, VSAT, Mobility and High Throughput Satellite (HTS) data connectivity services in the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region, including India and Indonesia.

The launch was, of course, the highlight of the event but the breathtaking photos that followed were the real winners.

SpaceX has launched another satellite for a Luxembourg communication company. Halliwell said. SES will implement its strategy to launch for the fourth time.

According to the company CEO Elon Musk, this could open the solar system to exploration while minimizing the cost of spacecraft.

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SpaceX later tweeted "Successful deployment of SES-12 to a geostationary transfer orbit confirmed".

SES announced today that SES-12 was successfully launched onboard a flight-proven SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from. This booster is the block four variant of the Falcon 9, and it would not be making any new launches after the launch of the communication satellite.

SpaceX was hoping to conduct additional tests of the Falcon Heavy rocket with the help of NASA.

'So five seconds more to burn, a little bit more fuel, and it completely changes the dynamics of the project'. This version is developed for enhancing the reusability of the rocket. SpaceX is in the process of transitioning to upgraded block 5 boosters that are created to make 50 to 60 flights before retirement.

This is part of SpaceX's wider goal to make launching rockets similar to commercial flights, where they "can be flown again and again". The initial launch was scheduled for last Friday but was canceled for more testing. Rocket and payload are in Good health.

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