SpaceX launches satellite with third reused rocket

Lester Mason
October 13, 2017

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket rises from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida with the SES-11/Echostar-105 telecommunications satellite. Actually, the first stage booster reused for the satellite launch on Monday was first used to launch a Dragon cargo to the International Space Station in the month of February, and now after successfully recovering the reused rocket, SpaceX has proved that it can successfully deliver re-usable rockets and also can efficiently recover them too.

Ochinero, quoted by Space Intel Report, said that the market would get an option to make use of the larger rockets, and there would be a natural transition towards these more efficient vehicles. Among them, two launches took place this week within a matter of 3 days.

Built by Airbus, EchoStar 105/ SES-11 is a dual-mission satellite, providing SES with a C-band payload of 24 transponders of 36 MHz, owned and operated by SES, marketed under the name SES-11, and EchoStar with 24 Ku-band transponders of 36 MHz, marketed as EchoStar 105.

"Falcon 9 first stage has landed on Of Course I Still Love You - third successful mission with a flight-proven orbital class rocket", the company tweeted minutes after the landing.

It will operate in a Geostationary Transfer Orbit, providing high-definition broadcasts to the USA, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.

Gwynne Shotwell, President and COO at SpaceX, "We are pleased to continue working together with SES, a company that strongly supports innovation and SpaceX's proven launch capabilities". After deploying the satellite to Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) yesterday evening, SpaceX completed another smooth re-landing of the rocket's first stage on one of the company's drone ships off the coast of Cape Canaveral.

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