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In Photos: SpaceX Launches, Lands 1st Reused Falcon 9 Rocket

Here we go again

This is the second go-around for this Falcon 9 first stage - it previous lifted off in April 2016.

Behold, SES-10

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The SES-10 communications satellite is prepared to be shipped to its launch site at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida for launch atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

SpaceX SES-10 Mission Emblem

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SpaceX's mission emblem for the SES-10 communications satellite launch atop a reused Falcon 9 rocket.

Launch Time Nears for SES-10, Falcon 9

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and its payload, the SES-10 communications satellite, shortly before their planned liftoff on March 30, 2017.

SES-10 and Falcon 9 Ready to Go

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with a previously flown first stage stands poised to launch the SES-10 communications satellite from Kennedy Space Center’s Pad 39A on March 30, 2017.

Falcon 9 and SES-10 on the Pad

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The SES-10 communications satellite and its Falcon 9 rocket on the pad ahead of a planned March 30, 2017 liftoff. The launch will mark the first orbital mission of a previously flown SpaceX rocket.

SpaceX Test-fires Used Falcon 9 Rocket

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SpaceX test-fired a used Falcon 9 rocket first stage on March 27, 2017, ahead of the booster's planned March 30 flight.

SES-10 Satellite: Artist's Illustration

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Artist’s illustration of the SES-10 communications satellite in Earth orbit. The satellite is scheduled to launch March 30, 2017, atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket whose first stage has already flown to space once before. The liftoff will be SpaceX’s first that employs a used booster.

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