- Morning commuters in Los Angeles could be treated to an aerial spectacle Friday when Hawthorne-based SpaceX tries to launch a series of communications satellites into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base northwest of LA. The newly sent satellites are part of 75 Iridium Next satellite constellation of which total 50 satellites have been successfully deployed i.e 40 in 2017 and 10 satellites on Friday, March 30.
During the live commentary of the launch, SpaceX materials engineer Michael Hammersley said, "today, this is our fifth launch for the Iridium constellation, using only three rockets". A total of eight Iridium NEXT launches are now planned with SpaceX delivering a total of 75 new satellites to orbit.
On Monday afternoon, SpaceX also plans to launch its 14th cargo supply mission to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral in Florida.
Vietnam veterans honored on courthouse steps
There are over 120,000 Vietnam-era veterans living in OR today, representing more than a third of our total veteran population. Air Force medic, said he's fortunate not to suffer from the conditions known by many Vietnam survivors.
SpaceX is well known for landing and reusing rocket boosters to bring down the price of its rockets, but this was one of the rare occasions Musk has acknowledged his rocket startup's attempts to recover the fairing after launch, the CNNMoney report said.
The Falcon 9's first stage was previously launched on an Iridium mission last October and was recovered.
"We're working with NOAA to address these restrictions in order to hopefully be able to bring you live views from orbit in the future".
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.
Winning ticket for Mega Millions jackpot sold in NJ
Friday night's drawing also produced two $1 million winning tickets, where players in OH and Texas matched all five white balls. Two other Mega Millions players won $1 million each after tickets sold in OH and Texas matched the five white balls.
Iridium, based in McLean, Virginia, provides mobile voice and data communications.
In one departure from typical SpaceX launches, the company cut the live video feed from the Falcon 9 second stage about 9 minutes into the flight. Well, the good news at least is that SpaceX does not expect to face a similar issue with its next launch. The cords on the GPS-guided parafoil got twisted, causing the fairing to hit the water at a high speed instead of landing more gently in the boat's catcher's net.
Snow set to return as yellow weather warning issued
Accumulations of several centimetres are possible, especially over hills, and there is a chance of drifting in strong winds. High snow drifts loomed over many roads including those alongside Pottal Pool Road on the Chase.