Home » Money

SpaceX Launches Spanish Communication Satellite Into Space

07 March, 2018, 00:28 | Author: Kristi Dunn
  • SpaceX to launch a record-sized satellite

The company intends to launch a Hispasat 30W-6 spacecraft, a Spanish commercial communications satellite, to a geostationary transfer orbit, according to NASA.

The satellite was deployed into geo-stationary orbit roughly half an hour into the flight, SpaceX said in a live webcast.

Elon Musk's SpaceX will be launching flight 50 for the Falcon 9 tonight with a payload of Spain's Hispasat satellite.

Falcon 9 waiting on the launchpad about 10 minutes before launch.

In the past few years, SpaceX has experienced some failed missions but after that has been able to complete more than twelve successful journeys to space. The reason for not doing this was that there were certain unfavorable weather conditions during the launch that did not allow for it near the recovery area off the Florida coast in the Atlantic.

Samsung Galaxy S9's Camera beats Google Pixel 2 with Record DxOMark Score
"The Samsung S9 and S9+ are the ideal devices to document and share experiences no matter where you are or what you are doing". The S9+ can record 4K video at up to 60 frames per second and can record 720p video at up to 960 frames per second.

SpaceX will try once again to launch a Spanish satellite into space from Florida early Tuesday morning. Less than a decade ago, the company launched Falcon 9 rocket as the first of its mission in June 2010.

One of Falcon 9's biggest successes has been SpaceX's ability to recover the initial booster stage after its flight, thereby reusing it for future missions and drastically lowering costs. "Utilizing the satellite's Ka band transponders, Hispasat 30W-6 will enable Hispasat to expand its broadband service offering in the European region and northwest Africa".

Before Tuesday, Hispasat's previous Cape launches were on 2000 and 2002 on Atlas rockets.

Geostationary satellites orbit the Earth at the same speed that it rotates on its axis, effectively remaining in a stationary position in the sky.

The Range managed by the Air Force's 45th Space Wing now enters a lull until early April, when SpaceX could return with another launch of International Space Station supplies.

Recommended:



Popular

Storm warning in effect
Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches, with localized amounts up to 5 inches, and ice accumulations of a glaze are expected. Lessor said parts of the the shoreline could avoid snow altogether and get more rain "depending on how close the storm gets".

West Ham fans confront 82-year-old owner outside stadium
West Ham have been dragged back into the thick of the relegation battle after back-to-back 4-1 defeats to Liverpool and the Swans. It was Andre's brother Jordan who stepped up and he hesitated in his run-up before sending Adrian the wrong way to make it 4-0.

U.S. 'not surprised' by Russia's new nukes, boasts about own 'unmatched' arsenal
So much that Putin said the new weapons represent a quantum leap in the military technology and that they can't be intercepted by an enemy.

Officials Say End of This Very Long Flu Season Is in Sight
But in years when the H3N2 type of flu virus circulates - as it is this year - the vaccine tends to be less protective. Yet New Zealand had a very mild season, and Europe saw a mixed bag of H1N1 and influenza B viruses in circulation.

Crowd Runs After Shot Fired Near White House
The Secret Service also tweeted that pedestrian and vehicular traffic around the White House has been affected by the incident. JOURNALISTS hid in the briefing room of the White House yesterday after a man shot himself in the head outside the gates.

Theresa May gives United Kingdom the "hard facts" of Brexit
Mrs May backed " new technology" to help keep the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic as "soft" as possible. Britain and the bloc have promised there will be no customs posts or other impediments along the 310-mile border.

Housten Rockets beat Boston Celtics for 15th straight win
The Celtics led, 113-107, after a Rozier 3-pointer with 4:01 left, but they came up dry on their next three trips up the floor. Irving put it a different way. "I've seen it before, but not up close and personal", Blazers coach Terry Stotts said.

Avalanches wallop 2 California ski resorts in as many days
A video by Turning shows a handful of rescuers using shovels and bare hands to pull out the man as his head peeks out of the snow. A 146 miles per hour (235 kph) gust of wind was recorded Thursday night atop Squaw Valley resort on the north end of Tahoe.

Atlas V Launches NOAA's Newest GOES-S Weather Satellite
GOES 17 will work in tandem with GOES 16 , the first satellite in NOAA's new GEO series, now at the GOES-East position. GOES-16 also observed the uncertain path of Hurricanes Irma and the rapidly intensifying Hurricane Maria in September.

French National Front leader investigated over grisly tweets
Ms Le Pen was reacting to comments by Bourdin, who said there were "links" between the National Front National and ISIS . France's National Assembly took a vote in fall, lifting the immunity that was protecting Le Pen from prosecution.