SpaceX all set for Falcon 9/Inmarsat-5 F4 satellite launch today

SpaceX all set for Falcon 9/Inmarsat-5 F4 satellite launch today

Sent into flight from NASA's Kennedy Space Center, the rocket burned its way through a successful mission.

All are ready at the Florida Launch Complex, 39A (LC-39A) and the final launch preparations of the rarest of the company's active Falcon 9 launch fleet as it stands ready to launch the fourth of the Inmarsat-5 series of communications satellites.

The Falcon 9 booster is scheduled to lift off with Inmarsat-5 F4 communications satellite this Monday, May 15. According to the company, such an attempt wasn't planned for Monday's flight "due to mission requirements".

Pulis determined to make Chelsea wait for title celebrations
Conte has managed to turn Chelsea back into title winners after the Blues finished tenth last season. The feeling I had at the beginning of the year was that they wouldn't win the league.

The Falcon 9 rocket and Inmarsat-5 F4 satellite continue to climb into the Florida skies on May 15, 2017.

Subscribe to Times of San Diego's free daily email newsletter! . "Everyone at Inmarsat, SpaceX and Boeing is really, really pumped about this launch".

In fact the Inmarsat 5F4 satellite is so powerful that it has the potential to reach "hundreds of millions of customers" the Inmarsat CEO Rupert Pierce told Universe Today in a post launch interview. They have successfully recovered 10 booster rockets since December 2015. It is hoped that latest satellite will increase the load handling capacity and bring succor if one of the three satellites was having trouble. The Inmarsat-5 F4 (or I5F4) comes in at roughly 13,500 lbs (6,123 kg). SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell told Reuters she hoped the company would get to a point where it was launching rockets that regularly in February. The company plans to use pad 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station primarily for commercial payloads and to reserve pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center for the Falcon Heavy, Dragon space station resupply flights and launches of crew ferry ships being created to carry astronauts to and from the space station. The weather also looks like it won't be interfering with the much-anticipated launch of Falcon 9.

Related Articles

  • Chris Iannetta has fractured teeth, broken nose after pitch to face

    Chris Iannetta has fractured teeth, broken nose after pitch to face

    In defeating the Pirates 11-4 before 21,911 in Chase Field Friday night, their offensive dominance of the opposition continues. Arizona's David Peralta doubled twice and made a diving grab in right field to rob Andrew McCutchen in the first inning.
    Oppo RS9 is the third most popular smartphone in Q1, 2017

    Oppo RS9 is the third most popular smartphone in Q1, 2017

    In 2016, Android was 63.4 percent of all smartphone sales, so there is definitely a slight fall going on with the Android share. I'd like it if you chose to follow me there so I can let you know when fresh items are published here first on Computerworld.
    Josh Gordon timeline: Browns WR still working to get off troubled path

    Josh Gordon timeline: Browns WR still working to get off troubled path

    July 25, 2011 - Gordon is suspended indefinitely from the program by Baylor coach Art Briles for a violation of team rules. But he has played in just five regular-season games since - all late in 2014, when he caught 24 passes for 303 yards.
  • President Trump Is Confident That Israel And Palestine Will Find Peace

    But according to former White House official Dennis Ross, Trump is in some ways helping Abbas by extending the White House invite. Donald Trump has said he does not think brokering peace in the Middle East will be as hard as people think.
    Timeless: Season Two Renewal; NBC Reverses Cancellation

    Timeless: Season Two Renewal; NBC Reverses Cancellation

    As viewers of the show, the priority now has to be finding a way to secure more viewers for many years to come. NBC went back in time and un-canceledTimeless in a surprising reversal, giving the freshman series season 2.
    US Intelligence Chief warns of deteriorating security in Afghanistan

    US Intelligence Chief warns of deteriorating security in Afghanistan

    On Afghanistan , Coats said the situation "will very likely continue to deteriorate, even if worldwide support is sustained". The North's public claims suggest it could conduct its first flight of an intercontinental ballistic missile this year.
  • Trump Highlights Rosie O'Donnell's Support for Firing Comey

    Trump Highlights Rosie O'Donnell's Support for Firing Comey

    White House officials and others insisted on anonymity in order to disclose private conversations and internal deliberations. They suggested the president was persuaded to act by Justice Department officials and a memo from Mr Rosenstein.
    Severe storms are likely Wednesday night in central Indiana

    Severe storms are likely Wednesday night in central Indiana

    Wednesday's severe threat shifts only slightly to the east, in advance of this slow moving weather system. More wet and stormy weather is in the forecast though Tuesday for much of the area in and around Denver .
    Tax Probe Against Gandhis: Will A Court Appearance Be Next?

    Tax Probe Against Gandhis: Will A Court Appearance Be Next?

    The plea had sought quashing of two Income Tax notices sent to YI in January and March with regard to the assessment year 2011-12. Firstly, the case was opened for investigation by Delhi's Patiala House Court which had been challenged in the Delhi High court.
  • Why India refused to participate in China-led OBOR summit

    Why India refused to participate in China-led OBOR summit

    Announced by Xi in 2013, the Belt and Road project aims to connect Asia, Europe through a network of roads, railway lines, and ports.
    Vermont awaits decision from governor on legalization of pot

    Vermont awaits decision from governor on legalization of pot

    But his office has pledged to study the bill closely to see if it satisfies his concerns over public health and safety. According to Vermont laws, Scott has five business days to take action on the bill.

    United States to arm Syrian Kurds fighting ISIS

    The U.S. decision to arm the YPG "will surely have consequences and will yield a negative result for the U.S.as well", Yildirim said.