SpaceX has announced the dates for the first re-flight of the Falcon 9
SpaceX announced the timing of implementation of the first re-flight of the carrier rocket Falcon 9. As reported RIA Novosti, on Friday, February 17, said the company’s President, Gwen Sartwell.
She confirmed that she will launch a commercial telecommunications satellite for operator SES. “We’re going to send has already flown a rocket in March with the mission of the SES 10,” he said, Sartwell.
She also said that the start will be made with the pad at Cape Canaveral.
March 4, 2016, the carrier rocket Falcon 9 into orbit a communications satellite, SES-9. To start managed only the fifth attempt, the previous four were delayed for various reasons, including due to weather conditions and technical problems.
The task of the SES is a 10 — to transmit television signal in Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America. SES was the first commercial satellite company, the launching of the apparatus into geostationary transfer orbit on a rocket of SpaceX in December 2013.
Techniques SpaceX reusable rocket, by landing the first stage of the Falcon 9 to the launch site and the floating platform in the Atlantic ocean. The company believes that reuse of the first stage will reduce the cost of space flight.