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WATCH: SpaceX launches SES-12 into orbit using previously flown first stage
SpaceX successfully launched the SES-12 satellite to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) on Monday, June 4, 2018, from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Liftoff of the Falcon 9 rocket and its payload occurred at 12:45 a.m. EDT. The SES-12 satellite was deployed about 32 minutes after liftoff.
Falcon 9’s first stage for the SES-12 mission previously supported the OTV-5 mission from Launch Complex 39A in September 2017. SpaceX did not attempt to recover Falcon 9’s first stage after launch.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted out the mission’s success early Monday morning.
Successful deployment of SES-12 to a geostationary transfer orbit confirmed.
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) June 4, 2018
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