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SpaceX Aims At Yet Another Launch, Today

12 October 2017, 12:52 | Ross Houston

Enlarge The Falcon 9 first stage being used Wednesday first flew in February 2017 on a the CRS-10 space station supply

Enlarge  The Falcon 9 first stage being used Wednesday first flew in February 2017 on a the CRS-10 space station supply

SpaceX will launch a Falcon 9 rocket tonight from Kennedy Space Center that may be visible from South Florida.

The Falcon 9 Rocket, which was used in February, will carry the Echo Star 105 satellite into space. It's the first of two launches the organization intends to endeavor this week on opposite coasts of the US.

SpaceX will stream the entire launch for free on YouTube.

SpaceX launched the third set of Iridium NEXT communications satellites into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Oct. 9. The organization launched the initial 10 of these tests in January and another bunch of 10 in June. The first seven will deploy 10 satellites at a time and one will deploy five. On Wednesday, the organization is booked to launch a hybrid broadcasting satellite to be utilized by the two SES and EchoStar.

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SpaceX's live coverage of the mission will begin 15 minutes before blastoff.

Monday's launch was the third of eight planned for Iridium, as part of a $3 billion project to upgrade the company's global communications network. For a nascent technology offering as complex as a reused rocket, this ought to assuage any doubts that SpaceX is not utterly committed to its pursuit of affordable access to orbit by way of launch vehicle reusability. In any case, the organization has bounced back in 2017, and it intends to finish an incredible 20 launches before the year end, as indicated by CEO Elon Musk.

What time is the SpaceX launch? There's a reinforcement launch date available on Tuesday at 8:31 AM ET.

"A successful landing of the first stage", a SpaceX commentator said on the company's live webcast, as applause erupted at SpaceX mission control in Hawthorne, California.



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