How to watch SpaceX Falcon 9 launch

How to watch SpaceX Falcon 9 launch

How to watch SpaceX Falcon 9 launch

A two-stage Falcon 9 rocket carrying the SES 11/EchoStar 105 communications satellite is scheduled to lift off from Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida at 6:53 p.m. ET (2053 GMT) today.

This evening's mission will be powered by a first stage booster that was used for a previous launch in February. After the first stage delivers the satellite into orbit, it will attempt to land on the droneship Of Course I Still Love You some 8 minutes and 33 seconds after launch. If this third launch of a "flight proven" booster proves successful, SpaceX will likely have a much easier time of finding customers for flight-proven rockets in the future.

SpaceX successfully launched 10 new Iridium communications satellites into low-Earth orbit on Monday (9 October) from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 5:57AM PST. The organization launched the initial 10 of these tests in January and another bunch of 10 in June.

The satellite is called EchoStar 105/SES-11 and was built by Luxembourg-based operator Société Européenne des Satellites (SES).

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After these two launches, SpaceX will have finished 15 missions this year, nearly twice the same number of as the organization did in 2016; SpaceX's launches a year ago were stopped after one of its Falcon 9 rockets detonated on a platform during a normal filling strategy.

SpaceX is gearing a rocket for its second mission in the last three days. 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.

SpaceX will launch a refurbished rocket from the Space Coast on Wednesday night if weather cooperates.

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