While this is the first time this Falcon 9 asset hit the skies, SpaceX has recycled reusable rocket boosters on more than 20 occasions, with the team hoping recovered assets can each be used between 10 and 100 times. SpaceX launched the first block 5 rocket in May and will launch a third from California next week.
SpaceX has another block 5 Falcon 9 launched planned for Wednesday from Vandenburg Air Force Base in California.
SpaceX founder Elon Musk says block 5 boosters should be able to fly 50 to 60 times with minimal refurbishment between flights, a key element in the company's drive to lower launch costs and capture a larger share of the commercial launch market. The satellite will be owned and operated by Canadian satellite communications company Telesat.
The launch window for the Telstar 19 VANTAGE mission opens at 1:50 a.m.
Rapidly accelerating as it consumed its load of propellants and lost weight, the rocket arced away to the east over the Atlantic Ocean trailing a long jet of fiery exhaust visible for miles around.
This morning's liftoff was the first for this particular first stage, however.
SpaceX's rocket landings are back and better than ever.
The upper stage continued into orbit, and deployed the Telstar 19 VANTAGE spacecraft around 33 minutes into the mission, notching SpaceX's 31st successful launch in a row.
The satellite lofted this morning, called Telstar 19V, is headed for geostationary orbit, about 22,250 miles (35,800 kilometers) above Earth.
Telesat is positioning Telesat-19 Vantage at 63 degrees West, the same orbital slot as its seven-year-old Ku-band Telstar-14R satellite. In-orbit testing will now commence before services kick-off in the summer, with a 15-year design life.
Telesat's next satellite, the Telstar-18/Apstar-5C satellite shared with APT Satellite of Hong Kong, is scheduled for a Falcon 9 launch from Cape Canaveral no earlier than August.
The chain said in a release that will resume selling these items once it's able to switch to another lettuce supplier. Health officials noted that the Florida victim purchased a salad while traveling in Kentucky.
One birdie on 14 got him back to five under; Rory McIlroy had eagled that hole to get to six under and grab a share of the lead. But even the appeal of Spieth was no match for seeing Woods, in his traditional red shirt, in the mix at a major.
By utilizing the game's Power Gear system you can up that to three simultaneous projectiles, giving a new meaning to fire power. Some people brushed it off as an innocuous unused idea until it was fully shown off in the debut trailer for 11.
David Seaman is confident that Unai Emery is capable of leading Arsenal to a top-four finish in the Premier League next season. The 22-year-old came through the Gunners' academy and was handed his first-team debut by Arsene Wenger almost three years ago.
The White Helmets , officially called the Syrian Civil Defence, operates a rescue service in rebel-held parts of Syria. The State News Agency SANA said "the secret" of the group had been revealed and their "role as an agent ended".
But it was there. "Hopefully I've got my best stuff on the weekend", the 2012 Open runner-up and 2013 Masters champion said. He made six birdies and his only mistake was a bogey on the 16th, where he left his first putt from off the green short.
But it was another race to forget for Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo, whose race was terminated in lap 29 after a power issue. For Vettel, it was simply a nightmare - the chance to make big gains slipping through his hands in an instant.
Portfolio committee on police chairperson Francois Beukman called for police to remove illegal firearms from the streets. Tensions between groups of taxi drivers vying for the same routes sometimes spill into deadly violence in South Africa .
Christian Pulisic scores twice, sets up another vs. Liverpool
Liverpool took the lead Virgil van Dijk in the first half but Dortmund claimed the advantage through a Christian Pulisic double. And now against Dortmund it has happened again, just four minutes into the game before a later error gave away a goal.
Tiger-Cats trade Johnny Manziel to Alouettes
Johnny Manziel is already on his second stop in the Canadian Football League, and this time he is the likely starter. Manziel has yet to play in a meaningful game this season, sitting behind Jeremiah Masoli in Hamilton.
'Not thrilled' with interest rate hikes
When it came to interest rates, Nixon told his advisers "we'll take inflation if necessary, but we can't take unemployment". On Friday, the Axios news website reported that Kudlow had said Trump was "not going to let go" of the trade issue.
Macron's bodyguard under investigation over May Day beatings
Laurent Wauquiez, the head of the rightwing Republicans party, accused the government of "trying to camouflage a matter of state". The BBC's Hugh Schofield in Paris says this suggests that Mr Macron's office may have already been aware of his actions.
Francesco Molinari Wins the British Open
Kisner, who started the day in a three-way tie for the lead with Spieth and Schauffele, took double-bogey on No. 2. With another tough save from off the green at the 16th, he didn't miss a shot the rest of the way.
Jürgen Klopp offers update on Jöel Matip thigh injury
Five minutes later, the Reds broke the deadlock through Virgil Van Dijk , who headed home Andrew Robertson's corner. After the match, Karius took the opportunity to hit out at Liverpool fans who have begun to mock his mistakes.