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"We believe reusable rockets will open up a new era of spaceflight, and make access to space more efficient in terms of cost and manifest management", said SES CTO Martin Halliwell in a statement, looking back at their first launch with the rocket builder in 2013.
On Thursday, for the first time, the private spaceflight company will attempt to reuse a previously flown rocket booster to deliver a satellite to orbit. It, however, hasn't reused any of the Falcon 9 rockets it landed back safely till date (one of them is even placed in the front lawns of the company HQ). This Falcon 9 first stage was first used to send a Dragon cargo ship to the International Space Station on April 8, 2016.
Recovering and refurbishing the used rocket booster that's scheduled to fly again on Wednesday took SpaceX roughly four months, President Gwynne Shotwell said on a panel at an industry conference in Washington, D.C., earlier this month.
Luxembourg-based SES and Hawthrone, CA-based SpaceX jointly announced the agreement to "launch SES-10 on a flight-proven Falcon 9 orbital rocket booster". The added risk from rockets that have already flown comes with a price discount for companies looking for a ticket-albeit now a small one as the tech is still in development. We also have to say "liquid-fueled" because the space shuttle solid rocket boosters were reusable.
Mission planned for Thursday, 30th March starts with opening launch window at 22:00 UTC. Punctually at 18:00 UTC nine Merlin-1D engines were ignited for three seconds with full thrust - these seconds gave specialists from SpaceX necessary data to confirm thirty minutes later, that propulsion is in flawless condition before flight planned for Thursday. After completing the mission, it landed in the Atlantic Ocean on a mobile platform. Its first stage engine was powered at launch pad 39A at 2 p.m. EDT, accelerating to full power for just a few seconds. This isn't just a regular launch for Elon Musk and the gang. It will be the beginning of the end for throwing away tens of millions of dollars each launch. If all goes according to plan, without any delays, mishaps or explosions, the Falcon 9 will ferry the SES-10 communications satellite into orbit later this week.
On Thursday, SpaceX is set to launch yet another satellite into orbit from the Florida coast - but this mission will be far from routine for the company.
On Saturday, the NFL Players Association and National Basketball Players Association joined the chorus of support for the players. The players said the email from USA Hockey was not an invitation but rather an inquiry about their availability and they said no.
Police said the suspect was responsible for a bomb threat against Delta Airlines flight 468 in January 2015 at New York's John F. But Shapiro said the great majority continue to go to classes, use the gym, or send their kids to child care programs.
Nantarika Chansue , who removed 5 kilograms of coins from the turtle's stomach in an hours-long operation on March 6. And afterward, the veterinarians showed reporters the pile of hundreds of coins that she had consumed.
But the collaboration between Saudi Arabia and Al Qaeda began long before the September 11, 2001 attack, the lawsuit claims. The bill, called the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, was vetoed by then-President Obama last September.
Trump also discussed with Abadi his objections to the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by his predecessor, Obama. Abbadi thanked Trump for removing Iraq from a travel ban affecting several Muslim-majority countries.
Not for the first time this season, Manchester City have been let down by their poor defence. "Sometimes it works. It would a hammer blow to Guardiola if City were to miss out on qualifying for next season's Champions League.
But there was no concealing the fact that the Left Party had come up short in an important test of its appeal in western Germany. German Social Democrat chancellor candidate Martin Schulz shoulders a camera for a camera man of a television team at the St.
SC was even worse late in the season, losing six of nine games headed into the tournament. "They were just focused", Martin said. They have been calling it their "farewell tour", a long goodbye throughout their fourth and final season of basketball at SC .
It also brings in Wi-Fi aware through which apps and devices can communicate with each other without an Internet point in between. With Android O , Google is introducing additional automatic limits on what applications can do (or cannot do) in the background.
He wrote a song , "Palisades Park ", that reached No. 3 on the Billboard pop charts in 1962 for singer Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon. In a 2003 interview with the AV Club , Chuck Barris downplayed his role in TV game show history.
For now, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro with A9X chip has an entry price of $599, while the A8X-powered iPad Air 2 starts at $399. The Apple Pencil digital stylus was also introduced at the same time, enabling people to draw on the tablet more easily.
At least one of the Syrian missiles was intercepted by Israel's cutting-edge "Arrow" antimissile system, Israeli media reported. It was a rare admittance by the Israeli Air Force (IAF) that it carried out strikes on Syria, according to the Times of Israel.
Flames, smoke shoot out from Oakland building
Logan says about 50 to 60 people lived in the West Oakland building, which housed people recovering from addiction. Firefighter thought they saw a body on the third floor, but there has been no official confirmation of the death.
Super Mario Run Did Not Meet Expections
Yet [Super Mario Run] was less of a moneymaker for Nintendo than might have been expected, due to the pay-once-and-play model. Freemium games like Fire Emblem Heroes are going to be the exception, not the rule, when it comes to Nintendo apps.
1 dead in Vegas Strip shooting, gunman barricaded in bus
The suspects in that incident wore black suits or tuxedos, police Lieutenant Carlos Hank told the Las Vegas Journal-Review. A gunman has barricaded himself on a bus in Las Vegas after killing one person and injuring another.
India captain Kohli doubtful for fourth Australia test
However, a different camera angle later proved that the hand in question actually belonged to teammate Peter Handscomb. Former Australia captain Michael Clarke, meanwhile, has labelled the Trump comparisons as a "load of s**t".
Paying for health care isn't optional
That means that more than 700,000 Ohioans who received Medicaid insurance coverage through that expansion would no longer qualify. Faso admits the Republican bill is not flawless but said it is a start to repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act.
EBay 'Guaranteed Delivery' Confirmed For 20 Million Items
EBay is the latest retailer to beef up its shipping options for customers, as speed is becoming a necessity for many these days. Shipping isn't necessarily free under the program, and numerous items were already delivering in three days or less.
New medicine a happy news for heart patients
Those on the highest tier might include specialty medicines that could cost the patient hundreds of dollars even with coverage. The Repatha study results are being presented and discussed today at the American College of Cardiology annual meeting.