|SpaceX to kick off October with two launches and landings in 48 hours |
By Eric Ralph
Posted on September 21, 2017
SES-11 to be the last launch from LC-39A ahead of pad modifications for Falcon Heavy
After successfully weathering Hurricane Irma, SpaceX is preparing to remedy a slow month with three or even four launches in October.
Beginning on October 2nd, schedules have firmed up for the launch of SES-11 aboard a refurbished Falcon 9 first stage. SES, a Luxembourg-based satellite communications company, took the courageous and pioneering step of purchasing the first reused Falcon 9 for a commercial launch, culminating in the successful SES-10 mission in March 2017. Following that successful first reuse, SpaceX would later launch Bulgariasat-1 aboard a similarly-refurbished booster. SES-11 will become the third commercial reuse of an orbital rocket when it launches early next month from SpaceX’s LC-39A launch pad, and is currently expected to attempt a landing on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean....
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