Banged-Up Drone Ship pulls into Port after latest Falcon 9 Landing Attempt

The world’s most-watched ‘barge’ pulled into Port Canaveral on Tuesday with plenty of flesh wounds from its latest encounter with a Falcon 9 booster attempting a high-risk landing at sea Friday night that ended with a particularly hard impact on the Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship.

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Falcon 9 exceeds Expectations in high-energy Delivery of SES-9

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifting the SES-9 communications satellite to Supersynchronous Transfer Orbit on Friday exceeded expectations and delivered the heavy satellite to a higher orbit than anticipated which will be beneficial to the satellite when moving up to Geostationary Orbit.

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SpaceX Falcon 9 aims for post-sunset Launch on Sunday

SpaceX will make a third attempt to launch the Falcon 9 rocket with the SES-9 communications satellite on Sunday. Back to back attempts on Wednesday and Thursday resulted in launch scrubs due to issues associated with the intricacies arising from the use of super-cooled Liquid Oxygen as a performance enhancement measure on the improved Falcon 9 FT launch vehicle.

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