SpaceX successfully launches its 12th Falcon 9 rocket of 2017

The Falcon 9 rocket reaches Max Q the point of maximum aerodynamic pressure

After the rocket puts the FORMOSAT-5 Earth observation satellite into low-Earth orbit, its first stage will attempt to land on a barge in the Pacific Ocean named "Just Read the Instructions".

The launch was also a milestone for SpaceX, which has now successfully launched 12 rockets this year.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches the Formosat-5 Earth-observation satellite on August 24, 2017.

The Falcon 9 lifted off at 11:51 a.m. PDT on Thursday from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, carrying the Formosat-5 satellite.

The rocket's only payload, the Formosat-5 remote sensing satellite, separated from the upper stage a little more than 11 minutes after launch. The satellite, which was built by Taiwan's National Space Organization, will study Earth for at least five years, from a sun-synchronous orbit 447 miles (720 kilometers) above the ground.

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Another week, another successful rocket launch and recovery by Elon Musk's groundbreaking, Mars-seeking company, SpaceX.

SpaceX previously planned to fly a secondary payload, the Sherpa bus from Seattle-based Spaceflight Industries, which would have deployed almost 90 small satellites after separating from the Falcon 9 upper stage.

Its main instrument is a sensor that produces high-resolution black-and-white and colour images.

"Formosat-5 also hosts a secondary scientific payload, an Advanced Ionospheric Probe (AIP), developed by Taiwan's National Central University", they added. SpaceX later discontinued the Falcon 1, moving Formosat-5 to a larger Falcon 9 vehicle. The gate opens at 10:30 a.m. and closes at 11:40 a.m. Weapons, alcohol, smoke, open fires and/or barbecues will not be allowed.

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