Space X's Falcon 9 rocket. BRUCE WEAVER AFP — Getty Images
11 May, 2018, 04:43
Nothing unusual in that, but today's launch is special given that SpaceX is using an uprated "Block 5" first stage for its Falcon 9 rocket, its most advanced to date, for the launch.
Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, has said this rocket will be "the final version" of the company's workhorse launcher.
Although the company hasn't outlined all the changes, there will be a stronger heat shield for the trip back through the Earth's atmosphere and new retractable landing legs. The rocket was also created to meet NASA's stringent crew-carrying requirements. It's also created to be safer and more reliable for astronauts who will be launched to the space station by SpaceX within the next year.
If SpaceX is unable to launch the satellite on Thursday, a backup window is scheduled for Friday.
However, in order to obtain the desired savings, SpaceX will not only have to operate rockets that are easy to overhaul but also to reduce the workforce involved in the rockets' overhauls. But with the nature of often skewed and overambitious company launch timelines, a mid-2019 launch for crew missions is a more reasonable estimate.
It is part of SpaceX's goal of rapid reusability and high reliability for its rockets. The previous versions of the first stage booster have flown twice at most. The payload fairing has also been upgraded, which will theoretically help with recovery, which SpaceX hasn't been able to do yet.
Buffett said he does not want "much underwriting exposure to cybersecurity threats for Berkshire's insurance businesses". Billionaire Warren Buffett says stocks remain the best option for investors not bonds, and especially not bitcoins.
The boards of both firms have finally agreed on the terms of the deal, settling on an offer of £49.01 per Shire share. It represents a 60 per cent premium to Shire's closing price on March 27, before Takeda disclosed its interest .
Harry's parents, Princess Diana and Prince Charles, were the last couple to use the carriage for a royal wedding . The 36-year-old joins a re-styled figure of her groom Prince Harry , the sixth in line to the British throne.
Google showcased a demo where you could control the lights around your house by talking to the Assistant on your smartwatch. Users will only be able to wake up the screen by pressing the side button and a long press will switch back to normal mode.
The comments mark the first criticism from North Korea since Trump announced plans to meet with Kim later this year. The summit will be the first time a sitting USA president will meet with a leader of the North Korean regime.
Mourinho will be determined that his side does not suffer another defeat, following last weekend's with the Seagulls and will be telling his players to do all they can to ensure they get the three points on the night.
Mitchell also developed an ability to take over games offensively late in the season, giving the Jazz a boost at critical times. The buildup for this series truly began in February, with some pointed comments from Golden State's Draymond Green .
Major League Baseball announced Tuesday morning that baseball's biggest rivalry will be headed to London next season. This series will surely be the most significant worldwide event to date for Major League ball.
Carmel High and Rancho Bernardo High. "The data shows that when high schools utilize these courses student achievement follows. The annual rankings, released Wednesday, are primarily based on test scores, graduation rates and student demographics.
Trump said Tuesday said he was ready to work on a new nuclear accord, one that would also curb Iran's missile programme. Preventing the two countries from having a nuclear-weapon capability and competing in a nuclear arms race is the goal.
The deal gives Disney's new Direct-to-Consumer and global segment mixed martial arts inventory popular with young audiences. ESPN+ costs $5 per month and features MLB, NHL and a variety of other sports league content-with the UFC soon to join.
Leicester eager to spoil Wenger's farewell, says Morgan
They had a hold on the opening 12 minutes, but Leicester's first interval of the threat made a dual sweep that showed terminal. They look to have solid credentials here at 4/5 to beat West Brom, given the Eagles have scored 12 in their last five games.
Ireland set for Test debut
Fans who have supported the Irish team in the shorter formats of the game will turn out in force to watch this historic occasion. He debuted in the third ODI in Abu Dhabi and anchored a successful run-chase, cracking his maiden global ton while at it.
Miranda Kerr welcomes baby boy with husband Evan Spiegel
News that both Ms Kerr and Mr Spiegel had tears in their eyes and the vows "were lovely ", the source furthermore explains. Last December, Kerr revealed that she was experiencing more complications with her second pregnancy than with her first.
Impressive AI-powered features arriving to Google Assistant
Tell your device "I'm Home" and it'll turn on the lights, set the temperature, turn on your TV, or even start a music playlist. This includes things like connected blinds, kettles, ovens, refrigerators, fans, air purifiers, coffee makers, and sprinklers.
California will require solar power on nearly all new homes
The minimum amount of solar power required by the new standards wouldn't be enough to meet all the needs of most homes. About 117,000 new single-family homes and 48,000 multi-family units will be built in 2020, the commission estimates .
Google Maps Get Explore Tab To Act As Guide To Users
To help provide for these changing needs, the Google Maps team have worked to integrate Google Maps with the smartphone camera. The feature was ultimately made so that users can make "better decision on the go and experience the world in new ways".
Revolution sweeps Armenia opposition leader into power
He later called off the demonstrations after the ruling party assured him of its support in his bid for prime minister. Armenia is a country of about three million people nestled in mountains between Iran, Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan.
Trump says will discuss trade, North Korea with China's Xi
Though rumors are likely widespread, North Korea's media still have not explicitly confirmed the expected summit with Trump . Chinese internet users posting on social media described heavy security in the city and extensive flight delays on Monday.