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What will be "unique" about upcoming SES-9 GTO transfer profile by SpaceX?

In the SES-9 mission press kit, SpaceX mentions: "Given this mission’s unique GTO profile, a successful landing is not expected." What is considered "unique" about this transfer orbit's profile? ...
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How did SES-9 reach geostationary orbit from inclined transfer orbit (from F9 2nd stage)

The Spaceflight Now article Flight timeline for Falcon 9’s launch of SES 9 says near the end that the Falcon 9 2nd stage will leave SES-9 in an elliptical, inclined transfer orbit. And Falcon 9 rocket ...
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What kind of power is referred to in "the...most powerful all-electric propulsion communications satellite ever produced"

The Florida Today article On second flight, SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to launch 'brute' of a satellite from Cape describes the upcoming SpaceX launch of SES-12. Next to this tiny image of (presumably) ...
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