SpaceX plans new Falcon 9 launch for June 1

Aerospace manufacturer and transporter SpaceX scheduled on Monday a launch of its Falcon 9 rocket for June 1, the company announced on Twitter. The launch was originally planned for May 31, but it was put off in order to “perform pre-launch vehicle checks.” The rocket will set off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, and carry a communications satellite for Luxembourg-based communications firm SES SA in order to improve communication and connectively in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions.

SpaceX will use the Block 4 version of Falcon 9 and will not attempt to retrieve the booster as it is phasing the older models out in favor of its new Block 5. The company founded by entrepreneur Elon Musk has performed ten successful launches this year, the last of which happened earlier this month in collaboration with NASA.


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