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SpaceX set for Falcon 9 rocket launch

SpaceX set for Falcon 9 rocket launch

SpaceX's latest satellite launch-its 11th mission this year, again using a Falcon 9-took place at Cape Canaveral early Monday.

Air Force weather officials are predicting a 70 percent chance of good launch weather for the four-hour June 4 launch window, starting at 12:29 a.m. For example, the company has launched pre-flown Dragon capsules on robotic cargo missions to the International Space Station, and two of the three Falcon 9 first stages that form the core of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket landed successfully during the huge launcher's debut flight in February. The company intends to fly a handful more of its used Block 4 versions of the Falcon 9 rocket before fully transitioning to the Block 5 version later this summer or early fall. SpaceX won't attempt to recover the first stage after the launch. "Ironically, we need to take it apart to confirm it does not need to be taken apart".

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SpaceX later tweeted "Successful deployment of SES-12 to a geostationary transfer orbit confirmed". The satellite will be deployed roughly 32 minutes after liftoff. The initial launch was scheduled for last Friday but was canceled for more testing. The client there was the satellite operator SES, with the payload being set to deliver TV and data services to customers in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions.


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