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Title    SpaceX Launches Supplies to the International Space Station With a Used Booster
Date    Saturday December 16 2017, @01:01AM
Author    Fnord666
Topic   
from the meals-on-boosters dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=17/12/15/1843228

takyon writes:

SpaceX has successfully flown and landed a used booster for its CRS-13 resupply mission for the International Space Station (ISS):

SpaceX's first flight with a pre-flown booster for NASA was a success. After launch, SpaceX successfully touched down its used Falcon 9 rocket at the company's ground-based Landing Zone 1 at Cape Canaveral. This marks the 14th landing SpaceX has pulled off this year, and the second time this particular vehicle has landed following take off. This is also their 17th launch of 2017.

[...] This morning's launch will carry nearly 4,800 pounds of cargo to the ISS. Included on board is a sensor designed to monitor how much space debris is surrounding the station, as well as another sensor that's supposed to measure how much sunlight reaches the Earth.

It's a triple-play!


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Links

  1. "takyon" - https://soylentnews.org/~takyon/
  2. "successfully flown and landed a used booster" - https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/15/16759416/spacex-nasa-used-falcon-9-rocket-launch-live-stream
  3. "CRS-13 resupply mission" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpaceX_CRS-13
  4. "nearly 4,800 pounds of cargo to the ISS" - https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-television-updates-broadcast-schedule-for-cargo-resupply-mission
  5. "It's a triple-play!" - http://www.spaceflightinsider.com/organizations/space-exploration-technologies/spacex-launches-crs-13-towards-iss/
  6. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=23826

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