SpaceX Launches SES-12 Communications Satellite For 11th Rocket Launch This Year

SpaceX launch How to watch Falcon 9 rocket launch

SpaceX launch How to watch Falcon 9 rocket launch

The great news is that today (June 4) at 12:45 a.m. EDT (0445 GMT) a Falcon9 rocket with the SES-12, which is a commercial satellite flew off from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

SES-12 is the third all-electric satellite built by Airbus in orbit.

SpaceX successfully launched a rocket into the night sky about a half hour after midnight Monday morning, deploying a European company's satellite, SES 12, with no apparent problems.

SpaceX will not attempt to recover the first stage-the rocket will instead fall into the ocean.

With the SES-12 mission in the books, SpaceX completed its 11th launch in just over five months this year. The weather appears favorable, with a 70 percent chance of "go" conditions.

A launch window for Monday's launch has not officially been set, at this time.

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There are an estimated 65,000 Filipinos living and working in South Korea, while there are more than 100,000 South Koreans living in the Philippines.

Martin Halliwell, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of SES shows confidence in Falcon 9 rocket and says the rocket is flight worthiness despite its reuse. "It's basically two satellites in one".

Praising the Block 5, he added: 'We get a lot of performance from this vehicle. The satellite operator, SES, tweeted, "What a attractive start to the week!" SES-12 is designed for an operational life of some 15 years.

Elon Musk's SpaceX has fired one of the largest communications satellites ever launched into orbit to provide internet to developing nations.

Industry projections show a five-fold increase in aircraft use of broadband services over the next five years, a doubling of maritime users and up to a million or more additional "connected enterprises".

"We believe around there are 1 billion people in the Asia-Pacific market that still don't have good connectivity to the devices you're all holding in your hands right now", John-Paul Hemingway, CEO of SES Networks, told reporters before the launch. "Ironically, we need to take it apart to confirm it does not need to be taken apart".

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