SpaceX Launches Communications Satellite, Lands Booster

SpaceX has launched and arrived its second rocket in 72 hours, this time around in the U.S. New England.

The unmanned Falcon — recycled carrying out a Feb flight — blasted served by a satellite Wednesday evening from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center. Minutes later, the leftover booster arrived with an offshore barge.

The twin-mission satellite is going to be shared by Colorado-based EchoStar and SES, a Luxembourg company.

Early Monday, a SpaceX Falcon soared from Los Angeles with Iridium satellites. That first stage also was retrieved.

The booster launched Wednesday was formerly accustomed to deliver supplies towards the Worldwide Space Station for NASA. It is just the 3rd time SpaceX has reflown a rocket with an orbital mission.

SpaceX chief Elon Musk is trying to lower launch costs by reusing rockets. He’s targeting Mars.

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