SpaceX set for Falcon 9 rocket launch

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SpaceX set for Falcon 9 rocket launch

The launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 40 carried a satellite for one world's biggest satellite companies - Luxembourg-based SES.

During today's launch, the Falcon 9 successfully delivered SES-12 to geostationary orbit, high above Earth.

If you're up late Sunday night, or early Monday morning, the webcast below should begin about 15 minutes before the anticipated launch time. This satellite will provide video, data, and other communications services across the Asia-Pacific region and the Middle East. The booster then came back to Earth for a pinpoint landing shortly after that liftoff, but won't do this for the SES-12 mission. So far, only the first stages have been landed and launched again.

The company recently revealed the new Falcon 9 Block 5.

Elon Musk's SpaceX announced back in February previous year that, in late 2018, it would fly two paying space tourists around the Moon and back to Earth.

The rocket lifted off at 12:45 a.m. and is the second flight for the launcher's first stage, Space.com reports.

SpaceX has since upgraded its Falcon 9 rocket, so it did not attempt a recovery effort of the booster this time. The first stage is part of the Falcon 9 "Block 4" build, which is an older variant that SpaceX is phasing out.

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