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Tonight, Falcon 9 delivered the JCSAT-16 spacecraft to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit approximately 36,000 km from Earth. The operator, SKY Perfect JSAT, has confirmed communication with the satellite.

Falcon 9's first stage also landed on our Of Course I Still Love You droneship stationed in the Atlantic.

More pics of tonight’s launch and first-stage landing will become available here → www.flickr.com/spacex
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Tonight we’re targeting the launch of JCSAT-16 from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

JCSAT-16 is a commercial communications satellite that will be heading to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit on our Falcon 9 rocket. Our secondary mission objective includes a first-stage landing attempt on the droneship "Of Course I Still Love You," which will be on station in the Atlantic.

Weather is now 80% favorable for launch, which is targeted for 1:26am EDT Sunday, 10:26pm PDT Saturday. Tune in for our webcast 20 minutes before at www.spacex.com/webcast.
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Dragon on its way to space, Falcon on its way home
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About 10 minutes from launch. Watch here → http://www.spacex.com/webcast
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About 15 minutes from launch. Webcast now live → www.spacex.com/webcast
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If only they could make higher legs with similar weight & strength these landings would not fail I don't think unless the F9 came in real hard & fast. More than twice the F9 lands but the legs couldn't hold it up. Surely having the legs so low means much more force is exerted on it by the sheer weight of the rocket and to balance it is that much harder. More legs may also help but the problem is weight. Keep up the great work SpaceX!!!
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Sped up video of the Falcon 9 first-stage landing during the THAICOM 8 mission on May 27, 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jEz03Z8azc&feature=youtu.be
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Launch in about 15 minutes. Watch here → http://www.spacex.com/webcast
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Last night, our Dragon spacecraft was launched to the International Space Station with critical science and cargo for NASA, and we landed our Falcon rocket back on land.
More pics of launch and landing → www.flickr.com/spacex
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+dan wenner Tell him it works better when you stick your head IN the microwave...
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Dragon has been deployed into a good orbit and will attach to the International Space Station in about 2 days. The Falcon 9 first stage landed back at Landing Zone 1 at Cape Canaveral.
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Good job Space X on your secound "Land" landing of your Falcon 9 first stage. This make 5 reusable rockets that we hope to see used in future launchs.
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About one hour from launch of Falcon 9 & Dragon to the International Space Station. Rocket & weather are go. Launch time 12:45am ET, 4:45am UTC. Webcast live about 20 minutes before: www.spacex.com/webcast
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In 2017, Crew Dragon, the crew-carrying version of the upgraded Dragon 2 spacecraft, will restore the United States’ capability to fly humans to orbit.

The backbone of Dragon 2 is a metallic welded pressure vessel. SpaceX has completed manufacturing of the first two pressure vessels to be used for ground testing, and is currently manufacturing two Crew Dragon flight articles. The pressure vessel is the primary structure of the spacecraft that protects astronauts during ascent, while in outer space, and during entry and landing to provide a safe and controlled environment in which to travel and work.

Here is a picture of the first test article undergoing structural load testing. This demonstrates the spacecraft’s ability to withstand the tremendous forces it’s exposed to during space flight.

When we transport astronauts on Crew Dragon to the International Space Station next year, it will be within one of these pressure vessels that over the coming months will turn into a fully functional spacecraft.
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Next launch targeting June 14 from Cape Canaveral – 45 minute launch window opens at 10:32am ET, 2:32pm UTC.

Payload is two commercial communications satellites headed to Geostationary Transfer Orbits.
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SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches the world’s most advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 by Elon Musk to revolutionize space transportation, with the ultimate goal of making life multiplanetary. In 2010, SpaceX became the first commercial company in history to send a spacecraft into orbit and return it safely to Earth. In May 2012, SpaceX again made history when its Dragon spacecraft became the first commercial vehicle to successfully attach to the International Space Station, something previously accomplished only by governments.  In October 2012 and March 2013, Dragon again successfully delivered cargo to and from the space station in its first two official cargo resupply missions for NASA.

 

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