The SES 10 communications satellite, owned by SES of Luxembourg, will provide direct-to-home TV broadcasting and other telecommunication services for Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America.
A static fire engine test was conducted Monday and the spacecraft was being matted to the Falcon 9 on Tuesday ahead of the launch.
A few days before SpaceX is set to make history by launching a "flight-proven" Flacon 9 booster, the satellite company paying for the ride into space has no pre-launch jitters about flying on some used hardware. At present although the cost of a new airliner is about the same as a Falcon 9 rocket, a commercial airliner can be used for tens of thousands of flights over its lifetime, whereas a traditional space-faring rocket is used just the once. This means that this rocket could potentially make more tours of space in the future if everything goes according to plan. "This is a hugely exciting part of the mission for SES, SpaceX and the industry, in general". Launched on April 8th, 2016, the rocket lofted almost 7,000 pounds of supplies to the crew of the space station, including a new inflatable habitat, and then landed on one of SpaceX'sdrone ships in the Atlantic Ocean. Reusability will make possible the necessary financial realities outlined by Elon Musk past year when he described SpaceX's plan to get to Mars, and will help the company continue to undercut competitors for commercial launches while still making money in the process. SpaceX rival Blue Origin already has reused a first stage from its New Shepard rocket, though that did not reach orbit, and did not carry a payload, as the Falcon 9 is doing.
The two and a half-hour launch window opens at 6:27 p.m. Thursday. This was the first time SpaceX used Launch Complex 39A since leasing it from NASA in 2014. We'll be watching - as always, ad astra, SpaceX!
The Falcon 9 rocket was originally launched in April 2016.
Musk has long promoted the concept of "rapid reusability", saying it does not make sense to throw rockets away after a single flight.
Carrie Lam to be next HK leader
Some are elected by peers, but others are uncontested, especially in sectors most supportive of China's Communist leaders. In her victory speech she promised to mend political divisions that have dogged legislative and policymaking efforts.
The first stage of the Falcon rocket being tested today launched an ISS resupply mission almost a year ago. The company has said that the turn-around time for reuse is actually closer to four months. Satellites bound for low-Earth orbit do not typically require as much launch power and the booster has enough propellant left over to fly back to a powered touchdown on land.
Halliwell said the recovered stage was subjected to exhaustive tests and checkout and that SES engineers and insurers followed along every step of the way.
SpaceX, founded by CEO Musk in 2002, builds the Falcon 9 as well as the rocket's Merlin engines in-house, taking a Silicon Valley approach to constant improvements and a tight collaboration between design and manufacturing.
Trump travel ban upheld but previous block rulings remain
At this stage of the lawsuit, Trenga concluded, the plaintiffs have not demonstrated a likelihood to succeed on the merits. Judge Trenga on Friday (24 March) rejected claims of discrimination by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
And while Ricciardo admits the 2017 Red Bull isn't flawless yet, there is plenty of opportunity for progress. Obviously I'm disappointed but I'll wake up tomorrow (on Monday) and be fine and ready to go for China.
He said he fancied his chances of beating namesake and compatriot Zach, not because of the world rankings but because of his form. Rahm made quick work of the other quarter-final, giving Dane Soren Kjeldsen a 7&5 shellacking. "It's a long way to go.
Bruce Springsteen, the American rock singer, said on Twitter: "This is a tremendous loss of a giant for the ages". He also recognised the popularity of country music and added some hillbilly twang to his guitar lines.
Of which both senators from the state of Mass, one from New Hampshire, one from Vermont, and one from CT supported and endorsed. USA Hockey also reached out to former North Dakota player Samantha Hanson, who turned down the expression of interest.
Kathleen Quinn, 11, landed in the hospital after attempting to make homemade slime at her house in Rockland, Massachusetts. That's what may have been the case with Kathleen, who was woken in the middle of the night by a sudden pain in her hands.
The State Department estimated that construction of Keystone XL would contribute $3.4 billion to the nation's output. But in January he had leavened his optimism with some doubts because of uncertainty about demand from oil producers.
Native Americans, Alaskan Natives and African Americans continued to be the groups with the highest rates of premature deaths. It's drug overdose death rate is six per 100,000 people; the highest rate in the state is 18 per 100,000 in Scott County.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other leading Turkish have launched into tirades against The Netherlands for the move. The exit polls helped the euro rise to its highest against the dollar since February 7.
However, Comcast says that the interpretation of the situation is wrong and its service in no way breaks any net neutrality laws. Pricing will start at $15 per month and rise to roughly $40 per month depending on how subscribers customize the offering.
Got a Ford Escape, Fiesta, Fusion? It may be recalled
Dealers will replace all four side door latches with a more robust service door latch at no cost to the customer. Ford also has a recall for a limited number of 2017 Ford F-450 and F-550 trucks to replace the drive shaft.
Easter Bunny booked for train ride
Times are 11 to 11:45 a.m. for ages 2-3, 3 to 4:15 p.m. for ages 3-5, and 4:30 to 5:45 pm. for ages 6-10. Children can enjoy crafts, games, swimming, inflatable bounce house and pictures with the Easter Bunny.
Sushant Singh shares first look of Romeo Akbar Walter
Actor Sushant Singh Rajput is once again gearing up to woo his fans with his extraordinary acting skills in a very fresh avatar. Kriti Sanon will next be seen in the film Raabta alongside Sushant Singh Rajput and the film revolves around horse racing.
Multiple rounds of severe storms in US forecast
NEXT WEEK: The wave train remains active; another setup for strong to severe storms shows up around Tuesday , April 4. Today we get a break in the rain as we await our next storm system that moves in late tonight into tomorrow morning.
Samsung Galaxy S8 To Have A 3D Camera
But guys, the Note 7 is coming back! As for the refurbished idea, well , if that's really what Samsung wants to do, so be it. For example, the new standard involves a new battery puncture test to its safety check in the wake of the Note 7 incident.
IGIA: Shiv Sena MP beats AI employee with slipper
He was, however, cut short by Deputy Chairman P J Kurien on the ground that the matter related to a member of the other House. On Friday Indigo, a private airline, said it had cancelled Gaikwad's return booking and banned him from future flights.
Reynolds, Fisher honored with humor, music and dance
Fisher and Reynolds had a complex relationship, with some years of estrangement before they reunited and became close confidantes. Fans of Carrie Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds, were able to pay their final respects at a public memorial held Saturday.
Danny Blind sacked as Netherlands head coach
Bulgaria subsequently move above Blind's men, and are now perched in a respectable third place after their spirited victory. Netherlands manager Danny Blind gave an global debut to Matthijs de Ligt - a 17-year-old product of Ajax's youth academy.
Millions to switch off lights for Earth Hour 2017
On Saturday, people in virtually every country in the world can expect to see city landmarks darkened in honour of Earth Hour. Members of the public are also being encouraged to take part by switching off their lights for the hour.