SpaceX's Falcon 9 delivers satellite into orbit lands on droneship

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Following stage separation, Falcon 9's first stage will attempt a landing on the "Of Course I Still Love You" droneship, stationed in the Atlantic Ocean. These dramatic events are part of the company's plan to develop completely reusable rockets and space vehicles, a breakthrough that SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk has said will slash the cost of spaceflight.

The Falcon 9's first stage completed a successful landing on an off-shore drone ship about eight-and-a-half minutes after launch.

In preparation for today's launch, Koreasat 5A was lifted upright at launchpad 39A on Sunday.

SpaceX has racked up another rocket launch, its 16th this year.

One of those, a resupply mission to the International Space Station for NASA, will be the first mission in more than a year to blast off from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Officials confirmed the satellite was healthy following the launch. The stage fell away and the single engine powering the second stage flashed to life to continue the boost to orbit.

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Built by Thales Alenia Space, Koreasat-5A is owned by Seoul-based KT SAT. The newly launched satellite will take over for Koreasat-5, which launched in 2006.

Koreasat 5A will be parked at 113 degrees east longitude, where its orbital velocity will match the rotation of Earth, allowing the satellite to hover over a fixed location, and remain in the place in the sky in view of ground antennas. Problems with the satellite's solar arrays have forced the communications company to retire the craft. The satellite will provide TV and other communications services to people in South Korea, Japan and Southeast Asia.

The satellite will also aid maritime communications from East Africa to East Asia. Lower prices have helped SpaceX expand its USA government customer base. Little is known about the mission, which was not publicly disclosed until earlier this month.

SpaceX's coverage of the launch will likely start about 15 minutes before launch time, so be sure to check back then.

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