More than a year later, SpaceX has now launched the 70-meter-high Falcon Heavy, created to carry more than 64 metric tonnes of cargo, with the Arabsat-6A on board.
SpaceX just delayed the launch debut of Falcon Heavy Block 5 by about an hour and a half to dodge bad high-altitude wind conditions that would be a risk to the vehicle during launch and to both side boosters during their subsequent landing attempts. Last year's Falcon Heavy saw two of the three core stages land at Cape Canaveral's Landing Zones 1 and 2. The Falcon Heavy's main booster to make a hard landing at sea - on a ship positioned hundreds of miles offshore in the Atlantic Ocean.
NASA offered swift congratulations, tweeting: "From our iconic launch pads at @NASAKennedy, we will continue to support the growing commercial space economy".
Falcon Heavy's debut flight previous year attracted massive attention, in part because CEO Elon Musk made a decision to launch his own luxury Tesla Roadster as the test payload. SpaceX already has another Falcon Heavy launch planned for June, a US Air Force mission called STP-2 that consists of dozens of small satellites. It was carrying Elon Musk's red Tesla Roadster with the crash dummy Starman at the wheel. As the first commercial payload for Falcon Heavy, the launch opens a new era for the private space industry and expands SpaceX's dominance in the industry.
The launch, at 22.35 GMT, means that Arabsat now has nine satellites in orbit (which includes two Hellas craft).
SpaceX will now get to work on refurbishing the three boosters in preparation for another flight in June or July. The Falcon Heavy is essentially three of those single rockets strapped together.
The quake was "strong and long-lasting", Gina Saerang, a resident of Manado in Sulawesi, was quoted by Reuters as saying. The USGS said the quake centered in the Gulf of Tolo, about 60 miles south-southwest of Luwok.
Kevin Bonifazi headed in the equaliser just after half-time, before 37-year-old Sergio Floccari scored the victor . Barça will play with a back three: Samuel Umtiti , Jeison Murillo and Jean Clair Todibo .
Lomachenko started to celebrate by leaping on the ropes, but referee Jack Reiss allowed the fight to continue to the bell. He stayed there for some time but even when he was helped to his feet his camp still had to support his wobbly legs.
Popular social media apps Facebook and Instagram are down for an extended period of time for the second time in a month. The problems are also affecting Facebook , Facebook Messenger, and Instagram, which are all owned by the same company.
Now they have the Tampa Bay on the ropes and are enticingly closer to winning the first playoff series in franchise history. All three guys finished in the top-12 of the league in points during the regular season.
He followed that up by closing in on the leaders with birdies galore only to miss two easy shots following a lightning delay. ET with Tony Finau and Tiger Woods , his playing partner from last July when he won The Open at Carnoustie.
That got Koepka right back into the party at a course where his sizable length advantage pays dividends. Koepka laid low for most of the afternoon and was at risk of falling off the pace through 14 holes.
Investigators found the remains of the same brand of gas can at the scene of the 4 April fire at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. Pleasant Baptist Church in Opelousas respectively caught fire, according to a statement from the State Fire Marshal's Office.
The new company will sell US$15 billion to US$20 billion of assets from 2020 to 2022, to reduce debt and return cash to investors. Following the transaction announcement, Anadarko's shares surged more than 30 percent in pre-market trade on the NYSE on Friday.
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Messenger will finally come back to the Facebook app
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World's largest plane just flew for 1st time
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First round playoff matchup with Detroit Pistons set
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Ozzie Albies Signs Extension With Atlanta Braves
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House Democrat, treasury chief bicker over Trump tax returns
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