SpaceX SES 12 launch lights up the night

SpaceX SES 12 launch lights up the night

The SES-12 satellite was deployed about 32 minutes after liftoff.

The company had delayed the launch over the weekend, tweeting on Thursday that it was "standing down" a Friday morning attempt to run additional tests on the second stage booster.

Over the next five years in the SES-12 service region, SES expects the direct-to-home TV market to grow by some 80 million users, "and obviously, this satellite will be a great way to deliver that content to the homes across all of Asia-Pacific", Hemingway said.

The company is expecting both the USA and Europe to turn to the Falcon Heavy in the next couple of years for certain satellite launches.

It can help provide with Internet services to mobile operators, passengers on airplanes, cruise liners, as well as remote areas that are still without reliable connections.

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The SES-12 satellite is able to carry more communications loads as it carries very little chemical fuel, which is used by most spacecraft to maneuver and hold their positions. The all-electric SES-12 spacecraft was built by Airbus Defence and Space, and will rely on electric propulsion for orbit raising and subsequent in-orbit manoeuvres. "And satellite is one of the (ways) - and sometimes the only way - to connect.to those markets".

The company flew it for a second time today as part of its goal to use rocket stages multiple times in a bid to cut the costs of its trips to orbit. The initial Falcon 9 Block 5 was launched in the month of May.

This is part of SpaceX's wider goal to make launching rockets similar to commercial flights, where they "can be flown again and again". SpaceX is switching to a new and improved line of boosters, and so made no effort to recover this one.

Without having to reserve propellants for a landing attempt, along with use of an upgraded block 5 second stage, the Falcon 9 was expected to boost the 11,800-pound SES-12 satellite into a "super-synchronous" transfer orbit, an ellipse with a high point of around 36,000 miles and a predicted low point of 182 miles. Another commercial satellite launch from the Cape may also be possible.

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