The launch was delayed multiple times due to inclement weather and to conduct more inspections before takeoff.
SpaceX's nineteenth mission of 2018 will be the launch of the Spaceflight Inc organized rideshare SSO-A, also known as SSO-A SmallSat Express to a Sun Synchronous orbit for as many as 35 customers.
While SpaceX still has a long way to go before Falcon 9 (or BFR) can hope to touch airliners, this triple launch and landing of a single Falcon 9 booster is the biggest step yet towards that critical goal. It's possible that the average 3-4 months Block 5 boosters now spend between launches is filled exclusively with inspections, nondestructive testing, and perhaps some mild cleaning in certain areas, but it's certainly not as probable as the need for some mildly to moderately significant repairs or part replacements.
This is the second delay for the launch. The first stage landed on the company's drone ship, called Just Read the Instructions, stationed in the Pacific Ocean about seven minutes later.
NASA, Russia launch Soyuz rocket to ISS just weeks after failure
A rehearsal unmanned flight, which delivered cargo including food and fuel supplies, was successfully carried out in mid-November. The Russian rocket carries US astronaut Anne McClain, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko? and CSA astronaut David Saint Jacques .
Stephen Curry to return to Warriors lineup on Saturday vs. Pistons
The matchup prompted Thompson to suggest the night was a potential preview of June's National Basketball Association finals. Curry was hoping the team's medical staff would give him the green light on Thursday. "Everything gets better", Kerr said.
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’ first date lasted all of five minutes
A few videos and pictures of the wedding goodies have been doing rounds on the internet and we bet you will find them really cute. Parineeti Chopra , also a budding star in Bollywood, made her way to Jodhpur.
This will be the second largest rideshare mission ever and the largest for a single mission on USA soil.
The satellite networks could aid companies tracking agricultural shipments, for example, which are moved without internet access.
South Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology also confirmed that the launch of their new satellite, which, among other cargo, is expected to be sent to orbit by Falcon 9 launch vehicle, was postponed.
'Most of the start-ups are planning to eventually have constellations of between 60 and 100 satellites, ' according to Wired. No SpaceX rocket has ever flown more than twice.