Payer traveled from SES headquarters in Luxembourg to watch the launch of his company's SES-12 satellite.
Air Force weather officials are predicting a 70 percent chance of good launch weather for the four-hour June 4 launch window, starting at 12:29 a.m.
SES was the first company to fly a spacecraft on a used Falcon 9 rocket booster. The SES satellite will be one of the company's largest.Читайте также: Gordon Hayward Undergoes Surgery on Leg Injury, Should Be Ready for Camp
The first stage has flown once before, in September 2017, carrying the robotic X-37B space plane for the US military.
Two space tourists who have already paid "a significant deposit" were supposed to be launched to lunar orbit later this year, SpaceX announced last year. This satellite will provide video, data, and other communications services across the Asia-Pacific region and the Middle East. The first stage is part of the Falcon 9 "Block 4" build, which is an older variant that SpaceX is phasing out.
SpaceX has landed these boosters 25 times, and reflown them on a dozen occasions.
If you're up late Sunday night, or early Monday morning, the webcast below should begin about 15 minutes before the anticipated launch time.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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