In addition to delivering the satellites, the Falcon 9 rocket's first stage returned to Earth, once its job was done, successfully landing on a droneship, dubbed Just Read the Instructions, in the Pacific Ocean to the applause of SpaceX crews in a control second.
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The transporters have also threatened an indefinite strike after Diwali if their demands are not addressed. Another issue raised by AIMTC is the rise in diesel prices and the fuel being kept out of the GST.
SpaceX has always been obsessed with reducing the cost of spaceflight by employing reusable rockets that can launch multiple missions. One Falcon 9 will be launched today, and the other partially filled Falcon 9 carrying a hybrid broadcasting satellite to be used by both SES and EchoStar, will be launched from Cape Carnival, Florida on Wednesday.
SpaceX first began attempting to recover its rocket boosters back on Earth in 2015 in a bid to drastically lower the costs of spaceflight. Following a fuelling mishap, which destroyed its Falcon 9 rocket and the payload along with it, the SpaceX decided not to have any additional missions. The first set of 10 Iridium satellites were launched in the month of January and the second batch of ten was launched in June and on Monday Falcon 9 will deploy the 3rd set of 10 satellites.
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The landing was the latest in SpaceX's ongoing effort to re-use expensive rocket parts instead of jettisoning them into the ocean after launch. The firm plans on completing 20 launches this year, stated the report.
But SpaceX flew no additional missions after September 1 a year ago, standing down following a fueling mishap that destroyed a Falcon 9 rocket and its payload on the launch pad. So far, weather is looking pretty good for launch, with a 90 percent chance that conditions will be favorable.
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It directed the State to pay Rs 10 lakh to the families of the 59 victims, mostly kar sevaks , killed in the incident. Most of the people burnt in the attack were " kar sevaks ", which triggered communal riots in Gujarat .