Monday's launch comes eight years to the day when SpaceX first successfully launched its Falcon 9 from the Cape.
The company's Falcon 9 rocket, with a used first stage, launched from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force at 12:29 a.m. Monday.
SpaceX later tweeted "Successful deployment of SES-12 to a geostationary transfer orbit confirmed". It is created to support SES's direct-to-home broadcasting and data connectivity services in the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region, including rapidly growing markets such as India and Indonesia, according to SES. The initial launch was scheduled for last Friday but was canceled for more testing. The booster then came back to Earth for a pinpoint landing shortly after that liftoff, but won't do this for the SES-12 mission.
Apple WWDC event will reportedly lack any hardware reveals
It's certainly something I'd expect to get a huge focus in today's keynote if it is slated for this year's updates. The new version will include the ability for multiple users to share an AR experience on multiple devices at once.
Vermont will pay remote workers $10,000 to move there
To be eligible, people must become full-time residents of Vermont after January 1, 2019. In 2020, the program is expected to receive up to $250,000, then $125,000 in 2021.
Wow! Look who beat Trump to Singapore summit
He is scheduled to meet Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday, according to USA officials familiar with the planning. Both Koreas said a three-way summit is desirable when the two leaders met for the first time in Panmunjom on April 27.
SpaceX has since upgraded its Falcon 9 rocket, so it did not attempt a recovery effort of the booster this time.
Instead, the moon flight will now take place in the middle of 2019 or later, the Wall Street Journal reported, though the company founded by Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk hasn't officially updated its timetable for the moon launch.
"This is one of the largest, if not the largest satellites we've launched", he said.