It will see Falcon 9 carry Formosat-5 into a sun-synchronous orbit approximately 600-1000km above the surface of the Earth, where it will be able to best carry out its duties of remote sensing and Earth observation.
The first stage of Falcon 9 was separated at 2 minutes 35 seconds after launch at an altitude of 90 km. The choice to land in the ocean has sparked curiosity among fans after photos suggested that SpaceX's West coast landing zone is complete and all necessary permits and environmental impact reviews have been successfully completed.
But getting Formosat-5 aloft was the main point of today's mission.
Taiwan's first locally built satellite has been launched into space, in what some analysts said could be a boost for the island's surveillance capabilities as well as its efforts to capture a slice of the burgeoning global space technology sector.
At the time of the contract, SpaceX expected to launch Formosat-5 by early 2014. The teams in Taiwan and in the United States congratulated each other excitedly for FORMOSAT-5 launched into space successfully.
The launch also features another landing of the Falcon 9 first stage, in this case on a droneship called "Just Read the Instructions" in the Pacific Ocean.
Oreo it is. Welcome Android version 8.0
Elsewhere, there's a bunch of updates related to Google Assistant and Google Photos: both major parts of the Android experience. A lot of this should happen behind the scenes, so all you will see (in theory) is your battery lasting for a longer stretch.
Original Story: A little over a week after its last launch, SpaceX is back at it with a rocketlaunch out of Vandenberg, California this afternoon. It also carries an ionospheric science instrument developed by a Taiwanese university. Additionally, SpaceX has finally started reusing the rockets it has recovered, sending two previously flown boosters into space this year.
Moments before the first-stage touchdown the video link to the vessel froze, then reappeared and showed the rocket standing.
Instagram, Snapchap gaining ground on Facebook
According to the study, Instagram usage will increase by 23.8 percent in 2017, a higher rate than an previously anticipated. Facebook , with an estimated 32.5 million users this year, remains the most popular social network in the UK.
Customers can use the lockers to have products shipped from Amazon.com to their local Whole Foods Market for pickup or returns. Amazon says there'll be immediate price cuts on many grocery staples including vegetables, fruit, fish, meat and eggs.
It looks like the whole town is in on the gag, as the main metropolis of Lestallum is celebrating this most murderous of holidays. It was there that the teams behind Assassin's Creed and Final Fantasy expressed respect and appreciation for each other's work.
OFAC also designated two companies and an individual for their involvement in the exportation of workers from North Korea. Treasury's new sanctions will not alleviate the ongoing conflict between the United States and North Korea .
Gabriel Olonisakin has said. "In his address to the nation, he talked about the unity of the nation which is non-negotiable". Boko Haram and IPOB are not the same. "On the Boko Haram issue, you all know it is an asymmetric warfare".
To fill his spot on the 25-man roster, right-handed pitcher Hector Velazquez has been called up from Triple-A Pawtucket. He broke into the majors in 2014, pitching in five games and allowing four runs on 11 hits over nine innings of work.
White House officials speaking not for attribution said they will release a final report in the coming weeks. The official was not authorized to publicly discuss a draft report and insisted on anonymity. "Interior Sec.
Kyrie will now move on to "greener" pastures (excuse the pun) in Boston, finally getting his wish to lead his own team. The majority of fans were upset over the loss of Thomas, who energized the Celtics for two seasons.
Again it was the wrong place and wrong time for the referee, as he hit out of the ring as Owens booted Styles into McMahon. Owens argues that he had Styles pinned at SummerSlam but McMahon reminded him that Styles had a foot on the bottom rope.
US State Dept. issues travel warning for Mexico violence
As for the murders and carjackings cited in the warning , it said most involving USA citizens happened at night on isolated roads. The warnings come as homicides in Mexico are set to rise to their highest since at least the turn of the century.
Md. Man Admits to Stabbing, Killing Sister, Cousins
Williams' and Withers' mother were the ones who found the children dead when they came home from work Friday morning. Prince George County Police Chief Hector Velez noted, "I wear a uniform, but I am a father".