SpaceX completes successful launch of recycled rocket Falcon 9

Posted on:13 Oct 2017 15:45:47
SpaceX completes successful launch of recycled rocket Falcon 9
13 October 2017 Current Affairs: SpaceX launched its recycled rocket Falcon 9 and landed it on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean.

The main aims is to provide television coverage and communications capabilities to North America, Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean.

It is a “dual-mission” satellite for the US-based operator EchoStar and Luxembourg-based operator SES.

This is the 18th successful landing of Falcon 9 rocket first stage.

The Falcon 9’s first stage had previously flown on a cargo mission to the International Space Station in February 2017.

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