SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches comms satellite

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches comms satellite

On the night of 4 June, the private company SpaceX Elon musk has made a successful launch of the carrier rocket Falcon 9 from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral (Florida).

SES-12, which is uniquely designed with state-of-the-art wide beams and high throughput beams, will join SES-8 at 95 degrees East to meet the diverse needs of video, fixed data, mobility and government customers across Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. SES-12 is the latest satellite that SES has launched to that orbital position where it will operate under the authority of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

SES-12 will operate under the authority of the Netherlands and will replace and augment the services now being provided on SES's NSS-6 satellite.

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a SES-12 communcations satellite blasted into space from Cape Canaveral, Florida early on Monday morning. The first stage of Falcon 9 will land on the floating platform as it was used previously.

"Once operational Crew Dragon missions are under way for NASA, SpaceX will launch the private mission on a journey to circumnavigate the Moon and return to Earth", SpaceX said in a statement. The satellite will help communications companies deliver faster, more reliable internet, broadband and cellular services.

Racing away to the east, the booster put on a brilliant light show as it powered out of the dense lower atmosphere, smoothly accelerating as it consumed its load of liquid oxygen and kerosene rocket fuel.

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"We get a lot of performance from this vehicle", Martin Halliwell, chief technical officer of SES, said of the Falcon 9.

SpaceX estimates the Block 5's improved features will reduce launch costs from £45 million ($60 million) to £37 million ($50 million). At the moment, this figure dropped to 40%, reflecting a sharp decline in the world in the number of orders for the construction and launch of larger commercial satellites.

Musk has referred to the Block 5 as the "finished version" of SpaceX's Falcon 9, as it has been created to endure up to 100 flights in a single lifespan.

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Announcers said at the time that the Block 5 rocket and its payload were "in good health" but that it would use the following 24 hours to check what "threw the abort today".

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