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SpaceX attempts to launch a communications satellite tonight

At 1:30 a.m. ET, SpaceX will attempt to send a communication satellite into orbit. The launch will take place at the Kennedy Space Center. This particular launch stands out because SpaceX is not attempting to recover the booster: the payload is so large that the rocket will burn much of its fuel during the ascent, … Continue reading “SpaceX attempts to launch a communications satellite tonight”

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At 1:30 a.m. ET, SpaceX will attempt to send a communication satellite into orbit. The launch will take place at the Kennedy Space Center. This particular launch stands out because SpaceX is not attempting to recover the booster: the payload is so large that the rocket will burn much of its fuel during the ascent, meaning there will not be enough to land. 

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The satellite will be deployed half an hour after launch. If the first try does not work, SpaceX will try again on Thursday. 

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Elizabeth Segran, Ph.D., is a staff writer at Fast Company. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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