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ECHOSTAR 23 SATELLITE WILL LAUNCH TUESDAY ABOARD SPACEX FALCON 9

ECHOSTAR 23 SATELLITE WILL LAUNCH TUESDAY ABOARD SPACEX FALCON 9 SpaceX will be launching its second Falcon 9 rocket from Complex 39A, their leased compound of the Kennedy Space Center, on Tuesday, March 14, at 5:34 a.m. It will put the EchoStar 23 communications satellite into orbit, and because the payload is so heavy, the rocket’s first stage will not be recovered, as the rocket needs as much fuel as possible to accomplish its mission. So far, SpaceX has managed to recover eight Falcon 9 first stages, and they plan to reuse their boosters on their upcoming launches.   More



(Source: Pulse Headlines - Mar 13)

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