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Watch the Falcon 9 this morning and introducing Mr Steven the boat

21 Feb 2018, 13:28 UTC
Watch the Falcon 9 this morning and introducing Mr Steven the boat
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This morning SpaceX will attempt to launch a Falcon 9 with a couple interesting payloads on board. An earth surface mapping satellite called PAZ, and two small non-geo stationary orbit satellites called Microsat-2a and 2b designed to test broadband networking from space.
And Mr Steven is a boat that will attempt to recover two faring from the launch. We assume details will emerge on this soon, but some pictures have been floating around. It resembles a net that might catch trapeze artists at a circus. Pretty cool.
SpaceX has said they will not try to recover today’s stage 1 booster as it has been used before.
Watch the launch live around 9am Eastern today:

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