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SpaceX 5 Jul 17
Successful deployment of 35e to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit confirmed.
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Elon Musk
Thanks ! Really proud of the rocket and SpaceX team today. Min apogee requirement was 28,000 km, Falcon 9 achieved 43,000 km.
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🍭Sweet 💎Spot🍬 5 Jul 17
Awesome
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Tony Sheffler 5 Jul 17
Stellar work team
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Mass 5 Jul 17
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Marco DelSalto 5 Jul 17
Congrats
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Víctor Santos 5 Jul 17
🙌🙌🙌🙌
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DiegoWFL 5 Jul 17
That means that you could have returned the rocket?
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Justin Roskamp 5 Jul 17
Probably not. Margin is desirable, and that much difference in apogee happens quickly once in orbit. Getting to orbit is the tough part.
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Iain Thomson 5 Jul 17
It was a long few days of testing over the Brexit 1776 weekend but it paid off
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Michael J. Oghia 6 Jul 17
Haha, brilliant
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PoolPooper 5 Jul 17
Would it have been possible to land stage 1 knowing this?
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Matt Thomas 5 Jul 17
Replying to @ctdnoah @elonmusk and 2 others
No. The min. wasn't their target, it was a "have to reach." At the min. Intelsat could still position itself, but would lose lifespan.
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