TechCrunch reported that SpaceX will launch again Wednesday, sending an EchoStar and SES joint high-powered communications satellite in space from Kennedy Space Center in Florida with a reusable Falcon 9 first stage rocket.
USA space firm SpaceX has launched a commercial communications satellite into space with its third partly reused rocket.
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This will be SpaceX's third launch of a reused first stage rocket. EchoStar 105/SES-11 is scheduled to be deployed into high transfer orbit some 36 minutes after launch. Newcomer satellite operator Bulgaria Sat was the second, with BulgariaSat-1 in June. SES has shown a lot of confidence in the company's ability to bring safe, reusable launch rockets to the market and has previously employed a previously-flow booster - back in the time when SpaceX's ability in this field remained largely untested.
The rocket went through stage separation minutes into its ascent - and in what has now become a well-worn routine, the second stage blasted onward into orbit while the first stage went through a series of autonomous maneuvers to fly itself to its landing spot. 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. Titanium grid fins, as seen during the Iridium-2 mission earlier this year, are a feature of the Block 5 goal, but the main modification is expected to be the addition of a new sort of heat shield to cover the octaweb structure that holds the vehicle's 9 Merlin 1D rocket engines. EchoStar 105/SES-11 replaces Ku-band capacity for AMC-15 and C-band capacity for AMC-18 at SES' well-established 105 degrees West orbital slot.