SpaceX set for Falcon 9 rocket launch

SpaceX goes for its 11th launch of the year early on Monday

SpaceX is preparing to launch a Falcon 9 rocket that will carry the SES-12 spacecraft. This satellite will provide video, data, and other communications services across the Asia-Pacific region and the Middle East.

SES-12 will operate under the authority of the Netherlands and will replace and augment the services now being provided on SES's NSS-6 satellite.

Together with SES-8, SES-12 will reach 18 million TV homes, and provide pay-TV operators scalability by adding more content and delivering higher picture quality to address demand for High Definition (HD) and Ultra-HD content.

About 27 feet tall and almost 12,000 pounds heavy, Halliwell joked that the spacecraft built by Airbus Defense and Space in France hardly fit into the nose of the Falcon 9 rocket or payload fairing. Eight years after the Falcon 9's debut on the same pad, the rocket launched from the Launch Complex 40 at 12:45 pm and sent a rumble across the Space Coast, which overwhelmed several residents before the start of the work week.

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SES is the world-leading satellite operator and the first to deliver a differentiated and scalable GEO-MEO offering worldwide, with more than 50 satellites in Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) and 16 in Medium Earth Orbit (MEO).

SpaceX has indicated it won't launch a pair of space tourists to loop around the moon this year as previously announced, the latest sign that technical and production challenges are disrupting founder Elon Musk's ambitious plans for human exploration of the solar system.

SES-12 is the third all-electric satellite built by Airbus in orbit. "We have been using electric propulsion for station-keeping for more than a decade and have now in orbit three Eurostar E3000 satellites equipped with the EOR technology". After extensive tests and checkout, SES-12 should enter operational service early next year. The SES satellite will be one of the company's largest.

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