SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Ready To Liftoff From NASA's Kennedy Space Center

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From the cosmodrome in Florida, launched a carrier rocket Falcon 9 with the Qatari communications satellite Es hail 2. The first successful landing on her spent stages was carried out on 8 April 2016, after this operation is repeated many times.

This launch came about one month after SpaceX's last launch, clocking in at #18 for the year.

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The Falcon 9 lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center after a trouble-free countdown.

It's all happening from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida-weather permitting-and viewers can live-stream the launch via SpaceX's YouTube page and on the SpaceX website.

The Es' hail-2 satellite is based on the Mitsubishi Electric DS 2000 satellite bus.

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Es'hailSat's first satellite entered service in December 2013 and now provides television content, business communications and other telecommunications services. The device is created to transmit signals of television channels, as well as to provide "secure communications" for the needs of businesses and authorities in the middle East and North Africa.

Minutes after launch, the Falcon 9's second stage separated from the first stage and continued the push to geostationary transfer orbit. Both Es'hail satellites are operated by Qatar's state-owned Es'hailSat telecom venture.

After a final lightning-quick round of computer checks, the slender 229-foot-tall rocket was released from the pad, quickly climbing away under a partly cloudy sky.

What is Falcon 9?

An artist's impression of the Es'hail 2 communications satellite in orbit. It was SpaceX's 31st successful booster recovery. This was the second go-round for that particular first stage. And 9 in the title refers to the number of engines in the rocket.

Plummeting back to Earth tail first, the rocket's four landing legs unfolded moments before a single engine re-started to slow the vehicle for landing.

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