The Mitsubishi Electric Company-build craft offers Ku-band capacity for the 25.5 degree East/ 26degree East orbital slot and features Ka-band capacity with anti-jamming capabilities.
The company SpaceX has spent 18 successful launch of the Falcon 9 rocket. The first stage is scheduled to touch down on the floating platform about 8 minutes after liftoff. The carrier rocket was used to send into space Qatari satellite Es hail-2 ("Suhail-2") from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral. The only break from SpaceX's recent routine was the fact that the launch came during daylight hours, at 3:46 p.m. ET (12:46 p.m. PT).
SpaceX has landed Falcon 9 first stages 30 times to date and re-flown such boosters 16 times.
In addition to providing more bandwidth for Qatar, the satellite also carries transponders for use by amateur, or ham, radio operators.
After the Amos-6 loss during its preflight static fire due to the presence of payloads on it has alerted SpaceX to carry out the entire launching test carefully keeping in mind the time limitations and the customer requirements. Lately, the Japanese online retail tycoon, Yusaku Maezawa, has spilled out the news that he trusts Elon Musk and his SpaceX which will have the first ever clandestine mercantile space trip, planned for takeoff to orbit the moon by 2023.
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.
An artist's impression of the Es'hail 2 communications satellite in orbit. Television views provided by SpaceX showed the stage smoothly descending to touchdown about eight minutes and 15 seconds after liftoff. This brings SpaceX's number of successful landings up to 31.
SpaceX plans to launch a communications satellite and land a rocket today (Nov. 15), and you can catch all the action live.