The SpaceX Falcon rocket is carrying the final Iridium mission for the year, sending the Iridium NEXT satellites 66-75 into orbit. Iridium CEO Matt Desch counted down the final seconds. The previously used first stage was recovered again with a bullseye landing on a "droneship" in the ocean while the upper stage continued on to orbit.
While the Falcon 9 booster returned to Earth, the second stage and its payload pressed on to orbit. Thanks to Falcon 9 Block 5's increasingly exceptional reusability, SpaceX does not have to outproduce other companies and national space programs to dramatically out-launch them, exemplifed by the fact that SpaceX alone was able to launch more orbital missions than the combined output of every company and country aside from China.
This is the eighth and last set of satellites that SpaceX has launched to replace the world's largest commercial communication satellite network.
PC shipments fell throughout 2018
In brief: Research firms Gartner and IDC have released figures showing the state of PC sales last year-and it's not good news. Also weighing on the market were political and economic uncertainties among small- and midsize businesses.
World number one Simona Halep stunned in Sydney
The 2011 US Open victor took the first set 7-5 but lost the next two 6-4, 6-3 to crash out in the second round. Highlighting the win was the fact Barty had failed to take a set off Halep in their two previous meetings.
Half-brother of Meghan Markle arrested on DUI charge
Meghan Markle's half-brother Thomas Markle Jr. is making headlines again, but this time it isn't for their family feud. TMZ stated that the 52-year-old was stopped by police at 1:33 AM in OR and taken into custody for impaired driving.
But the primary objective of the rocket launch involved completing the $3 billion Iridium Next constellation to provide voice and data communication anywhere on the globe.
Among new capabilities enabled by the fleet upgrade is Iridium Certus, described as a broadband solution for purposes ranging from life-safety services to command-and-control of unmanned aircraft systems and tracking.
SpaceX launch commentator John Insprucker hailed the end of the launch campaign as he closed off today's webcast, which was watched by tens of thousands on YouTube. "It's been a clean sweep for Iridium and Falcon 9". This will be the company's first landing attempt since a stage launched December 5 malfunctioned and "landed" in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Canaveral.
The 23-year-old leaves Barcelona after five seasons at the club, and with 12 goals in his 56 appearances for the side. But for Sevilla , while the Chelsea forward has been a player that interested them, he was not the first option.
The couple's inner circle then had dinner at a Jacksonville club, while family and friends made speeches and toasts. Tebow shared a photo of himself getting down on one knee to ask Nel-Peters the big question.
Mike Munchak won't serve as the Broncos head coach in 2019 - but the team isn't done trying to pull him out of Pittsburgh. Rapoport believes Kubiak will remain with the Broncos; he's been a senior personnel advisor for the last two years.
So they didn't respect our club, I think". "At the moment Morata is here, so I think he has to think only to play". Anything else, we will see. "I am very happy with the player and would like to have him in the future".
Fernandez kept on telling Pacquiao not to forget to duck and weave past Broner as soon as he throws a combination. Pacquiao looked good in his brief in-ring workout Wednesday, pounding Roach's ribcage while working the mitts.
Asian suppliers' stocks also fell , as did shares of Samsung. iPhones are some of the most compact smartphones on the market. China's "economy began to slow there for the second half", Cook said during an interview with CNBC on Wednesday afternoon.
While he is still a part of the Australian ODI team but he has been constantly overlooked for Test selection. After two rounds of this, Langer was asked who gave the directive to which he replied: "Did it happen?".
Critics accused her of ignoring the ugly history of minstrel shows and movies in which whites applied blackface to mock blacks. She is expected to receive the remaining money left on her contract, which is reportedly in the neighborhood of $30 million.
The CDC found that the average age of women dying from all overdoses increased almost 3 years-from 43.5 in 1999 to 46.3 in 2017. He added that women's sex hormones make them more sensitive to the effects of some drugs such as opiates and benzodiazepines.
However, there is also a major opportunity for Cadillac here in the United States given the recent strong performance of Tesla. Alongside its bullish guidance, GM said it would use its Cadillac brand to compete with Tesla in the electric-vehcle market.
Taylor's Rams are still in the playoffs and face off with the Cowboys on Saturday in the NFC Divisional Round. In Arizona, the team was able to pry away Kliff Kingsbury from USC and made him head coach at age 39.
Gwyneth Paltrow's ex-husband came along on her honeymoon
While speaking during a Cannes Lions discussion with Stephen Sakur, she said: "My children know that we're in a loving family". Gwyneth explained: 'We just took our honeymoon in the Maldives and we had a big family honeymoon over Christmas.
Dunedin's Baldwin St faces a steep challenge
Residents in Harlech believe Ffordd Pen Llech is the street with the sharpest incline on the planet. We feel exhausted just thinking about walking up it. "It's very social, very busy".