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SPACE – RECYCLED ROCKET LAUNCH WITH LUXEMBOURG SATELLITE SUCCESS

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The launch of a recycled rocket is a first. And for this first, Luxembourg is concerned. Indeed, the Falcon 9 rocket flew this Thursday at 18:27 (local time) from the American base of Cape Canaveral in Florida with on board the communications satellite SES 10. The orbiting of the satellite is successful.

Space X has the ambition to recycle the launcher elements by retrieving them and reusing them for subsequent launches. Its President Elon Musk plans to reuse the launchers 10 to 20 times. By reusing the elements of the launcher the cost of launching satellites decreases sharply to eventually come to term to a few thousand dollars.

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