SES-12 satellite successfully launched

Elon Musk is the CEO of SpaceX

Elon Musk is the CEO of SpaceX

As earlier said by the forecasters, the weather was probably favorable and a seventy percent chance for conditions favoring the launch was affirmed.

Thirty-two minutes later, after firing of engines, the top floor of the rocket used the communications satellite SES-12, which is one of the largest and most powerful, by SES of Luxembourg.

SpaceX was hoping to conduct additional tests of the Falcon Heavy rocket with the help of NASA.

Martin Halliwell, Chief Technology Officer at SES said, "More content". "We won't be attempting a landing".

SpaceX is also planning to send astronauts to the International Space Station later this year, marking the first time since the USA space shuttle program ended in 2011 that people have blasted to space from United States soil.

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Exactly eight years after the Falcon 9 made its debut from the same pad, the rocket blasted off from Launch Complex 40 at 12:45 a.m., sending a rumble across the Space Coast that likely awakened some residents resting before the start of the work week. Instead, the satellite will have an electric drive that uses xenon gas pulses to slowly circulate its orbit around the equator for a period of months. "It's basically two satellites in one".

Praising the Block 5, he added: 'We get a lot of performance from this vehicle. "We're actually going to an apogee around about 58,000 kilometers". We're nearly going to the limit of what we can do with the spacecraft. The good side of all this is it actually extends our (on orbit) life capability from 15 to 22 years. After extensive tests and checkout, the spacecraft is expected to enter operational service early next year. SES-12 will join SES' network of seven geostationary satellites and 16 MEO satellites across Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. "By the time we've got this up there, we're going to have almost 70 satellites in our entire constellation".

It is created to support SES's direct-to-home broadcasting and data connectivity services in the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region, including rapidly growing markets such as India and Indonesia, according to SES.

'So five seconds more to burn, a little bit more fuel, and it completely changes the dynamics of the project'.

And satellite internet service promises to grow at an equally astronomical rate. "And satellite is one, and sometimes the only, way to connect 2G, 3G and 4G to those markets".

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