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SpaceX Notches 15th Falcon 9 Launch in 2017 with SES-11 Mission

12 Oct 2017, 21:57 UTC
SpaceX Notches 15th Falcon 9 Launch in 2017 with SES-11 Mission
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Hot on the heels of a Falcon 9 launch on the West Coast, SpaceX sent its 15th rocket into space in 2017. The SES-11/EchoStar-105 mission came less than 60 hours after the NewSpace company sent 10 Iridium NEXT satellites into orbit. Liftoff occurred at 6:53 p.m. EDT (22:53 GMT) Oct. 11, 2017, from Launch Complex 39A.“Partnering with the commercial space industry demonstrates just one of the many ways the United States Air Force is a multi-domain service in land, air, sea, space and cyberspace,” the 45th Space Wing, which supports Eastern Range launches in Florida, said in a statement on Facebook. “It’s a great privilege to work with this incredible team on the Space Coast and execute another flawless mission.”This launch was the third to use a “flight-proven” first stage and the second time that Luxembourg-based SES has utilized used hardware to loft one of its satellites into space. The other was the SES-10 mission, which occurred in March 2017 and was the first Falcon 9 to utilize a recovered and refurbished first stage.The first stage core for the Oct. 11 launch, core 1031, was previously flown on during the CRS-10 space station resupply flight in February 2017.SES-11 is the ...

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