It fired off from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 5:45am BST (00:45 ET) and successfully deployed the SES-12 satellite 32 minutes after lift-off.
The first stageFalcon 9 rocket that was used for this launch was used initially for launching the US Air Force's X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle previous year in the month of September.
The SES-12 high throughput payload is meant to enhance connectivity in the aeronautical and maritime segments across Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. SES-12 will also enable governments to provide connectivity programs to bridge the digital divide, and in allowing telcos, mobile network operators and internet service providers to deliver more cellular backhaul and faster broadband services. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Notably, the Falcon 9 is a 230 feet long rocket, which will carry a communication satellite atop.
A launch window for Monday's launch has not officially been set, at this time. That engine is a monster.
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".
The black paint is part of the rocket's new thermal protection system, which makes it highly flame resistant and rapidly reusable.
"Once operational Crew Dragon missions are under way for NASA, SpaceX will launch the private mission on a journey to circumnavigate the Moon and return to Earth", SpaceX said in a statement.
SpaceX won't land the booster again. Weighing 5,400 kg at launch it has an electrical power of 19 kW and will operate in geostationary orbit at the 95° East location for a planned service period of more than 15 years. The initial launch was scheduled for last Friday but was canceled for more testing. "People don't think it's serious enough yet to figure out how to use it", Thomas Mueller, SpaceX's chief propulsion technology officer, said in May, speaking to attendees on the sidelines of a space conference in Los Angeles.
California governor candidate Gavin Newsom speakS to the media after voting at the Masonic Center on Tuesday in Larkspur. The survey comes after the biggest midterm primary night of 2018, which included races for 85 congressional districts.
The Grown Ups star's brother Andy became a widower on Tuesday, when Kate was found dead at their New York City apartment. It's a short piece summarizing Spade's career as a fashion designer, with no mention of any self-destruction.
After the blaze broke out, staff were evacuated from the 12-storey building to Hyde Park, where they were given bottles of water. Fire crew from Chelsea, Kensington, Hammersmith, Battersea and other surrounding fire stations are at the scene.
Gronkowski is a 12-1 long shot, no doubt attractive odds for his part-owner Rob Gronkowski, the New England Patriots tight end. In the draw for post positions on Tuesday, Justify drew the No. 1 gate for the race at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York .
The Hague mayor Pauline Krikke said in a reaction that she is "extremely proud" the prince has chosen the Netherlands. The balcony appearance is the flawless symbol of how Meghan has been welcomed into the family'.
When Apple releases the new iOS 12 update, you'll be able to use the group FaceTime feature with up 32 simultaneous participants. Apple senior vice president of Software Engineering Craig Federighi speaks at the Apple Worldwide Developer conference .
On the other hand, his Bayern team-mate James Rodriguez won the Golden Boot award four years ago with six goals at the World Cup . Ronaldo has been, is and will be very important for us. " I don't know what will have gone through his head ", he said.