SpaceX is poised to make history this week by reflying a rocket booster that launched a payload into space a year ago before landing on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean.
This is SpaceX's first opportunity to prove that its rockets can really be reused as the Falcon 9 rocket set for blastoff was recovered from a mission about a year ago. Not only is SpaceX launching a reused rocket for the first time, but they are delivering a payload to GTO. But two days after SES officials announced their intention to fly with SpaceX on August 30, a SpaceX rocket exploded on a Florida launch pad, throwing off the company's schedule.
SpaceX has demonstrated multiple times that it's capable of landing its reusable Falcon 9 rocket back on solid ground.
The booster will lift off from pad 39A with the same nine main engines that fired for more than two minutes last April to help send International Space Station supplies to low Earth orbit for NASA. SpaceX has been testing the recovered stages to see if they are capable of spaceflight again and to figure out how much repairs and refurbishment are needed to make them fly again.
"We have been through this (rocket) with a fine-toothed comb", he said. Technicians will have to examine the results from the tests before giving a final all-clear, but the launch window opens at 6 p.m. EDT (2200 GMT) Thursday and extends for two-and-a-half hours.
Canada Might Give Recent Asylum Seekers A Cold Shoulder
The handling of those attempting to cross into the country illegally, however, has been more fractious. -Canada border crossings. In January, a separate Ipsos poll found that 59 percent of Canadians approved of Trudeau, while 41 percent disapproved.
Video Caption: SpaceX Falcon 9 hot fire test on March 27, 2017 for SES-10 launch on March 30 on KSC Pad 39A. It landed successfully on an unmanned drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. With the static fire test completed, the satellite is being loaded on to the rocket as the final preparations are underway for the launch. It has launched performed landings on a barge at sea multiple times.
The Luxembourg-based company SES will use SES-10 to provide broadcasting services across Latin America.
"Having been the first commercial satellite operator to launch with SpaceXback in 2013, we are excited to once again be the first customer to launch on SpaceX's first ever mission using a flight-proven rocket". The rocket's engines and tanks are the most expensive part of the vehicle to make, whereas refueling and refurbishing the vehicle could cost as little as a few million dollars.
SpaceX is planning to return three stages of the Falcon Heavy rocket to Earth after launching to space, according to Ostrove, and the company is also banking on reusability for its interplanetary launches in the future. Forecasters are predicting a 70 percent chance of acceptable weather.
Officials in Flint, Michigan have agreed to replace about 18,000 lead-tainted pipes in the city by the year 2020. In addition, $10 million in federal funds will be put aside in case replacements cost more than expected.
His father also has been detained on suspicion that he knew about his son's activities and ordered held in jail until March 30. Authorities have not released his name but say the suspect has dual citizenship in the USA and Israel and was home-schooled.
Women's National Hockey Team has medaled in every Olympics since 1998, when Women's Hockey was first added as an Olympic Sport. The ladies have strengthened their stance through social media utilizing the trending hashtag #BeBoldForChange.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday said Le Pen was not a "populist" but a "realist or anti-globalist" figure. Her father Jean-Marie Le Pen, who is known for his anti-Semitic and racist rhetoric, ran for president five times.
Hezbollah and Israel fought a 34-day war along the Israel-Lebanon border in 2006 and both sides say they are prepared for another. A military spokesperson said in a statement that one anti-aircraft missile was intercepted by its Arrow anti-missile system.
This pattern would have the "neckline" for Tesla shares at $260, a price that has been supporting as well as acted as resistance. The current share price indicate that stock is -1.93% away from its one year high and is moving 49.44% ahead of its 52-week low.
Abadi, the first Arab head of state to meet with President Trump, is in Washington for a 68-nation summit on fighting Isis. Asked whether he had seen the Trump administration's plan to wipe out Daesh, Abadi said: "I haven't seen a full plan".
He was not included in the annual January camp for domestic players. "Jones is a different situation", said Arena. Forwards Clint Dempsey and Jordan Morris have been named to Bruce Arena's roster for the U.S.
Home invaders killed at Oklahoma residence
A fourth suspect behind the wheel of the getaway vehicle , 21-year-old Elizabeth Rodriguez, has turned herself in. Two of them died in the kitchen, while another crawled to the driveway before dying as well.
Vettel and Ferrari are back in the sunshine
But we want to know what you think, and if, based on this first race, you're looking forward to the rest of the season. We'll get a much better idea at the next race in Shanghai. "There was a bit of luck that Lewis came out in traffic".
Disney CEO: 'Last Jedi' not changed due to Fisher's death
Woody Harrelson and Emilia Clarke will also star in the as-yet untitled movie, which is due to be released in May 2018. But, he is firmed that they will never do it to Carrie Fisher's character in " Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi ".
Storms Could Spawn Tornadoes Across Parts of Midwest
Forecasters could have a busy week ahead, with three potential rounds of strong to severe storms possible through next week. There is a low threat these become severe with golf ball size hail and 75 miles per hour wind the main threats.
Chuck Barris, TV game show creator and host, dies at 87
He created The Dating Game that debuted in the 1965-66 season followed by The Newlywed Game in the summer of 1966. Barris started as a staffer at NBC News and then worked backstage at the TV music show " American Bandstand ".
High-cost drug helps slash cholesterol
But that was based on early studies that showed the drug could merely reduce cholesterol and stop furring of arteries. Insurers largely use pharmacy benefits managers to set up the lists that determine how much a patient ends up paying.
Cahill scores late victor for Chelsea
But the spine of Eden Hazard, N'Golo Kante and Diego Costa have been crucial to everything good at Stamford Bridge. His free-kick from an acute angle caught out Stoke goalkeeper Lee Grant and found it's way into the bottom corner.