SpaceX delivers SES-11, lands third flight-proven Falcon 9

Jared Haworth

October 14, 2017

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Backdropped against a blue sky tinged orange by the setting sun, SpaceX's third flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket launched the EchoStar 105 / SES-11 satellite from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A.

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A flight-proven (aka "used") Falcon 9 rocket lifts SES-10. Photo: Mike Seeley / We Report Space

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