A large commercial satellite on a SpaceXFalcon 9 rocket flew for the second time following a blast on Monday at Cape Canaveral.
SES-12 is capable of broadcasting and providing broadband data services focused on the high-growth Asia-Pacific region.
The new platform will join SES-8 at 95 degrees East and will replace and augment the services now being provided on SES' NSS-6 satellite. It will replace and augment the services now being provided on SES's NSS-6 satellite.
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.
"Airbus salutes SES' ambitions regarding innovation and responsiveness in a rapidly changing market and we acknowledge their strong support for all-electric satellite technology", said Nicolas Chamussy, Head of Space Systems. According to Space.com, Musk and his company are trying to develop rockets and spacecraft that can be quickly reused in an attempt to lower the cost of space exploration. This process is expected to last about four-to-six months. The good side of all this is it actually extends our (on orbit) life capability from 15 to 22 years.
SpaceX successfully launched a rocket into the night sky about a half hour after midnight Monday morning, deploying a European company's satellite, SES 12, with no apparent problems. Its communications payload incorporates multi-beam antennas linked to a digital signal processor, which enable a multitude of basic spectral channels to be allocated to various beams in a completely flexible manner.
"We get a lot of performance from this vehicle", Martin Halliwell, chief technical officer of SES, said of the Falcon 9.
This is actually confirmation of something we already more-or-less knew. After extensive tests and checkout, SES-12 should enter operational service early next year.
As its first step to challenge the US tariffs, the European Union on Friday formally filed a request for consultations at the WTO. The Commission has drawn up a list of 322 United States products on which it will raise duties from next month.
The Internet is having fun with LeBron James reaction to J Smith in the final match of National Basketball Association . You can say something like, 'Meet you at the bus.' I'm gonna keep taking care of my family.
Over his National Hockey League career, Holtby has a 2.04 GAA and.929 save percentage in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Capital One Arena in downtown Washington was packed with red-clad fans watching Game 2 on the videoboards.
Interested in Iran? Add Iran as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Iran news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Prior to his travels, Netanyahu said the focus of his European tour was "applying global pressure against Iran".
The proposal is yet to be approved by other partners, and officials from some nations have said they aren't in favor. Also at the forefront of investors' minds is OPEC and its allies' next step on their agreement to curb output.
A little controversy improves ratings, but supporting your star when she makes blatantly racist comments is just bad press. Discussing Barr's recent remarks - and the media scrutiny surrounding them - he said , "I don't know anything about it".
The victory advances Sharpaova to the quarterfinals. 'I wish her a speedy recovery and hope she returns to the tour soon'. She will face either 2016 champion Garbine Muguruza or Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine for a semi-final place.
Perez said: 'As you can imagine, after winning the Champions League , to hear this decision is completely unexpected. Wenger also explained his decision to reject offers to become Real Madrid's head coach on more than one occasion.
Another journalist, Sergiy Grishyn, said "Babchenko will have to give me money for pills" for the stress he'd suffered. Since 2012, the Russian government has been prosecuting him for critical reports against the incumbent authority.
The U.S. delegation conveyed Trump's goal of a fair trading relationship with China, the White House said in a statement. In a conference call later Monday with grassroots supporters, he said: "We will be in a very strong position very soon".
Video images published by Sacatepezuez television showed a charred landscape where a lava flow came into contact with homes. David de Leon, a CONRED spokesman, said a change in wind was to blame for the volcanic ash falling on parts of the capital.
The EU has threatened retaliatory duties on $3.3 billion of US exports of products such as motorcycles , jeans and whiskey . Tata Steel Europe urged the EU Commission to "take swift and robust action to combat the indirect effects" of the tariffs .
Verdasco downs Dimitrov in straight sets
Djokovic sprinted out to 5-2 but was reeled back in to 5-5, having squandered three points for a double break in the sixth game. The 72nd-ranked player beat Djokovic in a 3-hour, 26-minute match that ended in a tiebreak, 6-3, 7-6 (4), 1-6, 7-6 (11).
No Iran in Syria
US forces are based in a southern desert pocket further east at Tanf, a strategic highway border crossing with Iraq. The cease-fire means the Syrian rebels have continued to control an area along the Golan and Jordan's border.
Warriors Announce Klay Thompson’s Status For Game 2
With that being said, we still fought and clawed back at the end of the quarter, being down four, which was good for us. Cleveland Cavaliers centre Tristan Thompson , top, was ejected for a flagrant foul in Game 1 against the Warriors .
It's true: Teens are ditching Facebook
Another 44 percent report going online several times a day, while 11 percent say they use it even less often than that. In 2015, the survey showed that 71% of American teenagers between 13 years old and 17 years old used Facebook .
Brazil's Neymar to return from injury against Croatia
He joined Jesus and Willian in attack, with Coutinho dropping into the midfield place vacated by Fernandinho. He did not warm up with the Brazilian team on Sunday, which had again raised concerns among supporters.
Official says Cohen prosecutors will get phone contents soon
Wood also noted that Avenatti could potentially affect whether or not Cohen is given a fair trial if the case ever gets far. He said this was "very surprising and disturbing to me" as an attorney for Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford.
Tom Arnold Thinks Roseanne Wanted Her Show To Get Cancelled
Jarrett said Iger called her on Tuesday before announcing that ABC , which is owned by Disney, was pulling the plug on the show. "I think she is just mean - she's just always ready to say a awful thing, whatever will hurt the most ", the source said .
Injured Morgan included in England ODI squads
England , now number one in the ODI world rankings, defeated Australia 4-1 in a five-match series held in Australia in January. The hard-hitting batsman tweeted: "It's a great honour to be leading the ICC World XI side, that too for such a good cause".
Fulham Get Promoted To The Premier League
Tom Cairney was the scorer, calmly slotting past Villa goalkeeper Sam Johnstone after a superb through-ball from Ryan Sessegnon . He was tricked by Grealish and could only clumsily bring the 22 year old down.
Melania Trump hasn't appeared in public for 19 days
Media outlets like CNN and Newsweek are fueling that speculation with reports about her absence from the public eye. Melania Trump has also not been present for several other White House events that first ladies usually attend.
Trump Says June 12 Meeting With Kim Jong-un Is Back On
Immediately afterward, he tweeted that he had had substantive talks on the priorities for the potential summit. They met for 45 minutes and Jo brought Clinton a letter from Kim, the father of North Korea's current leader.
Assassin's Creed Odyssey Reportedly Leaked
Following today's leak , Ubisoft has confirmed the next chapter of the Assassin's Creed series, titled Assassin's Creed Odyssey . A rumor surfaced in March on Comicbook.com indicating that the next Assassin's Creed game will be set in ancient Greece.