Mar 31 2017
This evening, almost a full year after it first launched a payload into orbit, a Falcon 9 booster will attempt a second launch.
The CEO of SpaceX declared that, in the event of reusing a rocket booster on a Falcon 9 rocket launch, customers who have only launched satellites and space station supplies could get a discount of approximately 30 percent. Then it will attempt to land again.
The launch is a big step for SpaceX. Blue Origin has conducted several tests of its reusable suborbital rocket New Shepard and Virgin Galactic's suborbital SpaceShipTwo also is reusable. The first rocket that made it back hold's a special place in Mr. Musk's heart and is on display at SpaceX's headquarters. Four months later, after a couple more fails, Musk's space startup stuck the landing on an autonomous drone ship out at sea. "Rockets that can be flown, recovered and relaunched again help enormously". It's time to relaunch one. If successful it will mark the first time a reusable rocket has been sent into space. At present although the cost of a new airliner is about the same as a Falcon 9 rocket, a commercial airliner can be used for tens of thousands of flights over its lifetime, whereas a traditional space-faring rocket is used just the once.
SpaceX designed the Falcon 9 rockets to be reusable, and most of the money spent on the multimillion rockets goes to the first-stage booster.
The common thinking is that reusing rockets, rather than discarding them after every launch as we do now, could revolutionize spaceflight and significantly drive down costs.
SES has three more launches pending with SpaceX, two of which could fly on used boosters. Significantly improves performance & ease of reusability.
Following stage separation, the first stage of the Falcon 9 will attempt a historic landing of a reused rocket on Of Course I Still Love You. This percentage is a big deal, since the costs of the launch are about $62 million. The rocket will be carrying the SES-10 satellite into orbit and after delivering the SES-10 it will come back to Earth. SES says SES-10 will also have "the ability to support off-shore oil and gas exploration". Satellites bound for low-Earth orbit do not typically require as much launch power and the booster has enough propellant left over to fly back to a powered touchdown on land.
Space X static test-fire of the SES-10 Falcon 9 completed successfully, it wrote in a Twitter post.
Blue Origin is working on the New Glenn rocket, a large launch system that has already signed its first customer, Eutelsat Communications SA. While this won't be the first used rocket to ever go into space - Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin launched a used one into space past year - if all goes according to plan, this one will be the first used rocket to ever take on an orbital mission.
Mar 30 2017
Air India Hardens Stand On Gaikwad, Cancels Two Tickets
He has also claimed that argument broke out over a complaint book and not business class seat as claimed by Air India officials. Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant said the party has not take any decision yet to move a privilege motion in the Lok Sabha.
Mar 30 2017
Judge examines role of Giuliani, US official in Turkey case
Prosecutors have said he "allegedly tricked numerous USA financial institutions into processing barred transactions". Zarrab, a 33-year-old dual Turkish-Iranian citizen, was arrested March 19 in Florida.
Mar 29 2017
Malaysia says Kim Jong-nam's body still in Kuala Lumpur
The death has resulted in a fierce diplomatic dispute between two countries that once had strong ties. The two women accused of wiping Kim's face with the poison have been charged with murder.
Mar 27 2017
Septuagenarian Kerala Minister resigns over obscene talk
Commenting on resignation, Saseendran stated that he resigned on moral grounds and all charges on him are absolutely baseless. Jayarajan had quit over allegations of nepotism. "He can return (to the Cabinet) if it is found false", said a top NCP leader.
Mar 27 2017
Mubarak a free man six years after overthrow
The anti-Mubarak revolt ushered in instability that drove away tourists and investors, taking a heavy toll on the economy. In 2013, the trial was launched again only to end with the lifting of all charges against Mubarak eighteen months later.
Mar 27 2017
United Airlines faces Twitter backlash over dress code rules
One of the girls, around 10-years-old, who was wearing gray leggings, as able to cover her leggings with a dress she had with her. Then, the internet exploded in anger and confusion, particularly when United tweeted the same rule over and over again.
Mar 26 2017
Israel ignores United Nations resolution to end illegal settlement building
Emboldened by the election of Trump, Israel has given the go-ahead to the construction of hundreds of new settlement units. Trump has said the deal may not include a separate sovereign Palestinian state as sought by the past three US presidents.
Mar 25 2017
Apologise or else will file defamation case: Sena MP to AI officials
Sukumar, the employee who was attacked , said he first requested the MP to deboard in English but was told to speak in Hindi. Delhi Police has registered an FIR against Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad on a complaint by Air India and its staff member.
Mar 25 2017
Donald Trump pays tribute to 'great American' Kurt Cochran killed in Westminster
Mr Trump called the victim, Kurt Cochran , a "great American" and offered prayers and condolences to his family and friends. The Cochran's were visiting London to celebrate their 25th anniversary and visiting Melissa's family, the BBC reported .
Mar 24 2017
Thousands Mourn Westminster Terror Victims During Candlelight Vigil in London
The attacker drove a vehicle into crowds on Westminster Bridge, before crashing into the railings outside Parliament. Trump Jr's comment was widely criticised on social media with MP Wes Streeting branding him "a disgrace".
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