Thus, Elon Musk made it the first ever mission of security for USA government.
Heather Wilson, secretary of the Air Force, says this next-generation Global Positioning System satellite is three times more accurate than previous versions and eight times better at anti-jamming.
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, scheduled to launch a U.S. Air Force navigation satellite, sits on Launch Complex 40 after the launch was postponed after an abort procedure was triggered by the onboard flight computer, at Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., December 18, 2018.
The Falcon 9 in question's first stage did not re-attempt landing, as the payload was too heavy and delivered too high into orbit for the rocket to meet performance requirements in its reusable configuration. Other attempts on Wednesday, Thursday and yesterday were also aborted due to similar problems and bad weather.
The network now features 31 operational satellites, which orbit about 12,550 miles (20,200 kilometers) above Earth.
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Christmas stalemate in Washington over border wall, shutdown He did say he envisions a wall so tall, "like a three-story building", that only an Olympic champion would be able to scale it. However, the Democrats - and some Republicans - have made clear they will not vote for Trump's cherished border wall.
Two hours later, SpaceX published an update on Twitter and confirmed that the GPS III SV01 satellite was successfully deployed to medium Earth orbit.
The next GPS III satellite is due to launch in mid-2019 and the subsequent satellites will undergo testing in the company's Colorado processing facility.
The next year, SpaceX won an $US83 million Air Force contract to launch the GPS III satellite, which will have a lifespan of 15 years. SpaceX's launch team, around 35 minutes before launch, approved the super-chilled kerosene and liquid oxygen propellants loading into the rocket.
The satellite, designated GPS III SV01, is the first of an entirely new design of GPS satellite which will help the Air Force modernize today's GPS constellation with new technology and advanced capabilities.
SpaceX was initially planning a total of 22 launches this year, thus missing its target by a very small margin. GPS IIIF builds off Lockheed Martin's existing modular GPS III, which was created to evolve with new technology and changing mission needs.
The Wednesday quake comes just a day after Mount Etna erupted from a fresh fissure, sending plumes of smoke into the air. Debris sits on the street in front of a heavily damaged house in Fleri, Sicily Italy , Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018.
The assault on the diplomatic compound began at around 9:30am with the detonation of a vehicle bomb in front of the building. Heavy smoke rose from the ministry building, which was surrounded by security forces as victims were rushed to hospital.
News said President Barack Obama had visited Marine troops in Hawaii every Christmas he was in office from 2009 to 2016. Mattis had planned to leave at the end of February but Trump forced him to go on January 1 after his resignation letter.
Cincinnati's defeat came about despite a quality game from Jeff Driskel, who passed for 133 yards and 2 touchdowns. Mayfield stuck with his answer even when told that social media was covered with videos of the incident.
Mkhitaryan has been a regular under Unai Emery and has contributed four Premier League goals this season. Hector Bellerin, however, is not expected back for another two weeks as he recovers from a calf injury.
The publication said a request for comment from the Treasury Department was referred to the White House, which didn't respond. He also mentioned high-frequency trading, an industry practice that has been common for more than a decade.
Michael Kovrig (left) and Michael Spavor , the two Canadians detained in China , are shown in these 2018 images taken from video. A third Canadian, a woman named Sarah McIver, is also being held pending deportation for working illegally in China.
The two had set their tent at an isolated mountain site distances away from the tourist village of Imlil. Thirteen suspects have been arrested in connection with the beheading deaths of two tourists in Morocco.
Just after announcing his Syria decision, Trump again confounded global partners with plans to slash troop numbers in Afghanistan. Shanahan's biography on the Pentagon's website does not list military experience for the longtime Boeing executive.
It makes no secret however of the fact that meat from the expeditions ends up on dinner tables. Japan halted commercial whaling in line with a moratorium adopted in 1982 by the IWC.
Christian community celebrating Christmas today
As Christians all over the world celebrate Christmas , former president Goodluck Jonathan has felicitated with Nigerians . In a statement here today, Chandrababu said Jesus Christ preached peace and wished the welfare of human mankind.
Sicily: mount Etna again erupted
The airport said that while it would be closed, some airspace would be reopened to allow four flights an hour to arrive . This weekend's eruption is one of many which have occurred this year, the most recent taking place in November.
Last Minute Shoppers Getting Ready For The Holidays
The most popular items with these shoppers is candles, clothing and shoes - just in time to get it under the Christmas tree. And if you have a few hours to kill and don't know what to do, many movie theater chains across the country will be open.
Thousands evacuated after 'loud crack' in Sydney tower
NSW Police advised on Monday afternoon that the residents of the Opal Tower at Olympic Park, in Sydney's west, had been evacuated. The occupants of 150 units in a 392 unit complex were displaced after an internal wall in the 36-storey Opal Tower failed.
New Xiaomi POCO Phone Expected To Launch Tomorrow
The dual rear cameras of the Poco F1 come with several AI-based camera features like scene recognition, among others . Poco F1 comes with big 4,000mAh battery , which is enough to last a whole day if not more under mixed usage.
DJ Swearinger lands new job with old team
Known for his outspokenness, he offered more veiled criticism of Manusky at times earlier this season. Swearinger has four interceptions, three forced fumbles and a sack in 15 games this season.
India all-rounder Jadeja declared fit for third test
Indian skipper Virat Kohli is a passionate guy, they say. "What's wrong with his behaviour?" "It's a big concern", Shastri said. He's an outstanding player, he's been our captain, he's a fantastic young bloke". "Obviously, a fantastic player".
Google Doodle wishes you a Merry Christmas
NORAD's Santa-tracking website, www.noradsanta .org, provides real-time animated updates of Father Christmas' mission. The Colonel instructed his staff to help pinpoint Santa's location for similar calls that Christmas Eve of 1955.