The effort is part of SpaceX's push to make spaceflight cheaper by re-using costly rocket and spaceship components after each launch.
The satellite is the fourth in the company's Global Xpress (GX) constellation, aimed at providing high-speed mobile broadband service.
Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully re-launched a Falcon 9 making it the first re-used rocket in human history. Running from rogue AI is one of his motivations for the historic achievement.
Musk shares a concept of an Interplanetary Transport System based on reusable rockets, a propellant farm on Mars and 1,000 spaceships on orbit, carrying about 100 people each.
There were no injuries nor any threat to the public reported after the unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral in Florida during a test.
SpaceX has finally landed its Falcon 9 rocket on ocean drone platform for first time after launching vehicle into space
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