Google parent Alphabet Inc’s drone delivery business Wing will launch its first European delivery service in Finland in the spring of 2019, it said in a statement on Tuesday.

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The third time is most certainly the charm for SpaceX.
On Monday, SpaceX, the private spaceflight company founded by Elon Musk, launched and landed one of its Falcon 9 rockets for the third time, marking the first time in SpaceX’s history that they’ve managed to fly the same rocket booster on three separate missions. 
The rocket took flight from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 1:34 p.m. ET

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UPDATE, 1:57pm 12/3/2018: SpaceX successfully launched and landed the same Falcon 9 first stage rocket booster for the third time. It also completed its primary mission of delivering 64 satellites to low Earth orbit. A rendering of Paglen’s “Orbital Reflector”. Image: Trevor PaglenThe flight’s real importance, for SpaceX at least, is that it marks another step forward for Musk’s goal of reusing a rocket booster within 24 hours. This is an ambitious goal given that, so far, three months have separated each launch for the booster being used on the SmallSat Express mission

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Monday p.m. Update: At the top of its launch window, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket soared into space on Monday from a launch site in California, sending 64 smallsats on their intended path toward a Sun synchronous orbit. Shortly thereafter the first stage descended to a drone ship in the Pacific Ocean and landed safely. This is the third time this particular first stage has flown into space and returned safely to Earth

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