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SPACEX LAUNCHES ITS 15TH MISSION OF THE YEAR

SPACEX LAUNCHES ITS 15TH MISSION OF THE YEAR Maintaining a brisk flight rate three days after its last launch, SpaceX sent a Falcon 9 booster powered by a reused first stage into orbit Wednesday evening from Florida with an Airbus-built communications satellite for SES and EchoStar. The successful launch placed the 5.7-ton (5.2-metric ton) satellite in a “supersynchronous” orbit arcing thousands of miles above Earth, and the Falcon 9’s first stage returned to landing on a football field-sized barge holding position around 200 miles (300 kilometers) east of Cape Canaveral.   More



(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Oct 13)

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