Monday, 22 October, 2018

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch lights up Florida sky

SpaceX Lifts Off Communications Satellite On New Rocket’s 2nd Ever Flight SpaceX's Falcon 9 Block 5 Launch Kicks Off a New Era in Reusability
Frank Williams | 24 July, 2018, 13:06

Their Block 5 version of the Falcon 9 rocket blasted off into space without a hitch Saturday night. Slated for later tonight, the mission marks the second time that the Block 5 booster gets to flex its steel muscles, after its thundering debut on May 11.

After its launch, the satellite will enter commercial service is summer after completing orbit raising and testing.

The launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying Telesat's Telstar 19 VANTAGE communications satellite is scheduled to liftoff at 1:50 a.m.

The rocket's first stage landed on the sea-faring droneship "Of Course I Still Love You" approximately eight and a half minutes later.

This will be the second launch of a block 5 first stage which is created to be launched and landed up to 10 times without refurbishment.

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But the Fake News is saying, without ever asking me (always anonymous sources), that I am angry because it is not going fast enough.

Speaking to OBJ a year ago, Michelle Beck - Telesat's vice-president of North American sales - said the challenging landscape of northern Canada makes reliable satellite coverage a critical element of Nunavut's internet infrastructure.

This time around, it will be Canada's Telstar 19V satellite that makes the trip to high, geostationary orbit atop a "Block 5" Falcon 9 rocket.

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. launched a satellite for customer Telstar early Sunday, marking the 13th launch of the year for the closely held company led by Elon Musk.

After that, it's back to Florida in early August, to launch a communications satellite for Telkom Indonesia from Cape Canaveral on August 2. It is equipped with two high throughput payloads, one in Ku-band and the other in Ka-band. That mission is another Iridium satellite launch during which an additional 10 satellites will be added to the company's voice and data constellation.

"So, in addition to being able to kick back and enjoy an in-flight movie or check your email from 35,000 feet, the aircraft crews and the maintenance teams are also able to benefit from this in-flight connectivity", said Brian Mahlstedt during SpaceX's launch webcast.

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