The half-ton Formosat 5 satellite, one of SpaceX's lightest payloads yet, was deployed about 11 minutes after launch to its targeted sun-synchronous orbit 447 miles (720 km) above the ground. The launch was conducted through SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket. Formosat 5'slaunch was shuffled later in SpaceX's manifest for unexplained reasons.
With today's launch, it seems that SpaceX is picking back up its mission pace. As Falcon 9 was lifted off, the mission operations team at National Space Organization (NSPO) located in Hsinchu, Taiwan and the launch team at launch site cheered together for this special moment.
Chang said FormoSat-7 testing will begin later this year in November, and he pegged May or June 2018 as the tentative time for its launch from Florida.
An advanced ionospheric probe from the National Central University in Taiwan is also aboard Formosat 5. As of now, the company has already re-flown two of its used Falcon 9 boosters. Much smaller than Falcon 9, the original choice of launch vehicle made more sense given the satellite's small mass of approximately 500 kilograms.
More Closures Announced For National Retail Store
This included a decline of 9.4 percent for Kmart stores, and a decline of 13.2 percent at Sears stores, the company said. With a double digit comparable sales decline, the second quarter proved hard for Sears Holdings and its store network.
After the rocket puts the FORMOSAT-5 Earth observation satellite into low-Earth orbit, its first stage will attempt to land on a barge in the Pacific Ocean named "Just Read the Instructions".
SpaceX has been working to flawless its system of recovering rockets for reuse in future missions, saving millions of dollars in costs. That's more rockets than other country or space company in the world, including the rocket juggernaut Russian Federation, who has launched 11 rockets so far this year.
Next up for SpaceX's bi-coastal launch team is another Falcon 9 flight scheduled to blast off September 7 from pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Static fire test of Falcon 9 complete-targeting launch of FORMOSAT-5 from SLC-4E at Vandenberg AFB on August 24.
Apple stepped up to regain course in the project past year when it put longtime executive Bob Mansfield , in charge of Titan. Apple even tried to literally reinvent the wheel by looking spherical wheels that would allow the auto to move laterally.
Mattis also pledged to support Ukraine over Crimea, which reunited with Russian Federation after a referendum in 2014. He is the first Pentagon chief to visit the former Soviet republic since Robert Gates in 2007.
When Jerry Seinfeld isn't driving in cars with comedians and getting coffee , he's performing stand-up comedy around the country. The new special is due on Netflix on September 19 , but you can check out some snippets below.
Amazon plans to expand the number of Whole Foods stores beyond the 470 it has in the USA and United Kingdom , it said . The two companies began talks about two months before then after Whole Foods representatives first contacted Amazon.
To alternate series with the first team on Thursday night? "I'm not going to sit here and say how much ground he's gained. If he falters, Henne will probably receive an unconventional promotion to the top of the depth chart.
Chris Ghazarian, general counsel for DreamHost, said the company needed to review the ruling before deciding whether to appeal. In court filings submitted yesterday, ahead of a hearing Thursday in D.C.
Saupold surrendered four hits, two runs and two walks in his outing, while VerHagen gave up three hits, two runs and a home run. Both Romine and Cabrera were ejected from the game, but there promises to be multiple suspensions stemming from the brawl.
The council ultimately voted unanimously in favor of expediting the removal and relocation of both the Robert E. Charlottesville City Council candidate and community activist Nikuyah Walker said, per CBS News .
Apart from this, revenue and other officials have also been asked to maintain coordination with Dera followers in villages. According to the intelligence agencies, there are around 600-700 armed men camping inside the dera's headquarters in Sirsa.
The water supply was also limited, authorities said, and 50 flights cancelled from its worldwide airport. The former Portuguese colony's casinos, however, had backup power, two casino executives told Reuters .
Reducing technical trade barriers and the improving logistical movement of products, he said, would benefit all three countries. He said he hopes Canada can get a new deal done, but the government has to prepare for the possibility of NAFTA being torn up.
Mayor: Charleston shooter is disgruntled restaurant worker
A witness said they were eating at the restaurant when the gunman ordered everyone out and yelled, " There's a new boss in town ". The gunman is said to be a disgruntled ex-employee of the diner in a tourist area of Charleston , the city's mayor told Fox News.
US Navy removes fleet commander after fatal collisions
Those who died were found in flooded berths on board the ship after the collision caused a gash under the warship's waterline. Phil Sawyer has been nominated and confirmed for the position and will assume command immediately, the Navy said.
India's Infosys approves buyback of shares
Murthy's worries are shared by most if not the greater part of the other six founders, as indicated by individuals near them. He also said that he was disappointed by the lack of support from the people he had expected would back him.
Yemen: Over 40 killed in Saudi-led airstrikes
The attacks led Saleh to back the Houthis, despite him having fought viciously against the Houthi movement when he was in office. The United States also regularly conducts drone strikes on Yemen which Washington says target Al-Qaeda.
Kushner holding peace talks in Middle East
Ahead of the meeting with Abbas, dozens of Palestinians protested in Ramallah against alleged US bias in favor of Israel. But since taking office, Trump decided not to move the embassy and has urged Israel to restrain settlement construction.
Icelandair to introduce flights to Cleveland
Louis to its USA flights, which already included Miami, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Chicago. Flights to other locations such as London, Paris, Berlin, and Copenhagen will start at $149.
Walmart Teams With Google On Voice Activated Shopping
In addition, Ramaswamy announced that Google was looking to offer both "free and fast delivery" with the Express Service. Soon with the help of Google , Walmart's customers will have the ability to order thousands of products via their voice.