The first re-flight of a Falcon 9 block 5 booster launches tomorrow night

August 5, 2018

 On Tuesday, August 7th, at 01:18am EDT, SpaceX will be launching the Merah Putih (Telkom-4) satellite from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) on top of a reused Block 5 first stage. This Block 5 booster previously supported the Bangabandhu-1 mission and was also the first Block 5 rocket to launch. There will be a recovery attempt for this booster on SpaceX's droneship "Of Course I Still Love You" (OCISLY) which will be positioned out in the Atlantic Ocean. No fairing recovery will be attempted since they only have the ship to do that on the west coast, but they may pick up fairings that have splashed down into the water, but will not be usable again. 

 

You can watch the launch live on SpaceX's Website at www.spacex.com/webcast which starts about 15 minutes prior to liftoff.

 

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