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SpaceX launches 10 satellites, but Dollars 6 million nose cone crashes

SpaceX launches 10 satellites, but Dollars 6 million nose cone crashes”

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off, carrying 10 satellites to be set into orbit as part of the Iridium-5 NEXT Mission.

The private firm SpaceX on Friday said a partially-reused rocket successfully launched and deployed the latest group of satellites to upgrade communication networks for Virginia-based company Iridium.

SpaceX, the master of reusable rocket technology, will be launching a used (sorry, "flight proven") Falcon 9 today, and will not be attempting to recover the booster. "This time there was no attempt to recover the first stage but it was to perform a simulated landing over the ocean", said Michael Hammersley, a SpaceX materials engineer serving as launch spokesman. The satellites carry equipment for Aireon LLC's air traffic surveillance system created to provide airlines with frequent updates of aircraft positions, speeds and altitudes, even over remote oceanic and polar areas. This time too, Mr. Steven was unable to catch the bulbous nose cone when it splashed into the Ocean at the speed eight times greater than the speed of sound. Well, the good news at least is that SpaceX does not expect to face a similar issue with its next launch.

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Friday's rocket payload will include 10 satellites set to expand Iridium's communications bandwidth in space.

The contract calls for SpaceX to launch a total of 75 satellites for Iridium.

For Friday's launch a ship, named Mr. Steven, will head out to sea and attempt to catch half of the fairing with a giant net. However, a problem has encountered the parafoil on the fairing twisted and the object impacted the water at high speed.

Iowa family dead in Mexican condo: Vacationers' cause of death released
On Monday morning, the family was working on finalizing funeral arrangements and returning the bodies of the Sharp family to Iowa. The condo was rented through Vacation Rentals By Owner, or VRBO, according to HomeAway, the parent company of VRBO.

The launch will be the fifth SpaceX is contracted to conduct for Iridium. SpaceX made it clear that it will do experimental maneuver on the third stage, but it doesn't have any plans to recover it as it is replacing the older generation of rockets with newer ones.

In the last launch from Vandenberg, SpaceX on February 22 sent into orbit a Hisdesat PAZ satellite for Spain aboard a Falcon 9.

Then Monday's launch will take place at 1:30 p.m. PT from Florida, with SpaceX's Dragon capsule making its 14th resupply run to the space station.

Former LSU baseball star Albert Belle arrested during spring training game
Details of the alleged incident are unknown at this time, but jail records show that Belle is no longer in custody. The baseball bad boy slugged Milwaukee Brewers second basemen Fernando Vina in the face during a 1996 game.



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