Spacex set for second booster relaunch in June

SpaceX’s second re-launch of a previously used Falcon 9 rocket booster is targeted for next month, for a mission launching a Bulgarian communications satellite from Kennedy Space Center.

The turnaround time between missions will be significantly shorter — five months instead of 12, if a mid-June target date holds.

Maxim Zayakov, CEO of Bulsatcom and BulgariaSat, does not think reusing the booster makes the mission riskier and in fact could make it safer.

Zayakov said insurers supported the decision to reuse a rocket, but the terms improved after the successful SES-10 mission.