SpaceX Successfully Launches EchoStar 105/SES-11


SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket rises from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida with the SES-11/Echostar-105 telecommunications satellite.

Ochinero, quoted by Space Intel Report, said that the market would get an option to make use of the larger rockets, and there would be a natural transition towards these more efficient vehicles.

Earlier booster reflights took place in March and June.

He expanded on plans which SpaceX have to build an all-new launch site in Texas, on the Mexican border, saying that the new site would enable up to 6 launches a month, if desired. EchoStar 105/SES-11 is a high-powered hybrid Ku and C-band communications satellite that was launched as a dual-mission satellite for US-based operator EchoStar and Luxembourg-based operator SES. That first stage also was recovered.

In this case, the landing spot was the deck of an autonomous drone ship named "Of Course I Still Love You", stationed hundreds of miles out in the Atlantic Ocean.

SES-11 is created to accelerate the development of the US Prime video neighbourhood and the delivery of high definition (HD) and ultra-high definition (UHD) channels.

SES-11 is created to accelerate the development of the U.S. Prime video neighborhood and the delivery of HD and UHD channels. And this was the 2nd time within three days that, SpaceX efficiently re-landed the Falcon 9 booster back on Earth.

Rocket reusability is part of SpaceX's strategy for dramatically reducing the cost of access to space.

Gwynne Shotwell, President and COO at SpaceX, "We are pleased to continue working together with SES, a company that strongly supports innovation and SpaceX's proven launch capabilities".