SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Succesful From Cape Canaveral

May 23, 2017 – 06:38 am
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satellites deployed 30 minutes after liftoff

ABOVE LIVESTREAM: Watch the replay on SpaceCoastDaily.com as a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will blast off Sunday at 10:49 p.m. from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 40.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched successfully from Cape Canaveral Launch Complex 40 at 10:50 p.m. on Sunday night.

The payload is Boeing’s Eutelsat 115 West B and ABS 3A communications satellites, which will provide the Americas with video, data, government and mobile services for Paris-based Eutelsat.

The satellites will be deployed 30 minutes after liftoff.

Because of the payload, SpaceX said the Falcon 9 rocket will not have launch legs and will not attempt to land the first stage booster on a floating barge.

SpaceX-Falcon-9-launch-180-1SpaceX said its next barge landing attempt will be in April during a launch to the International Space Station.

BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION – A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is set Sunday at 10:49 p.m. to launch Boeing’s Eutelsat 115 West B and ABS 3A communications satellites, which will provide the Americas with video, data, government and mobile services for Paris-based Eutelsat.

The rocket will launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 40.

Currently, there is a 70 percent chance of favorable weather during the launch window, which will close at 11:33 p.m.

ABS 3A will distribute television programming, Internet and mobile phone connectivity, and maritime services across the Americas, Europe, Africa and the Middle East for Asia Broadcast Satellite of Bermuda and Hong Kong.

LAUNCH FACTS

  • Launch Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
  • Launch Window: 10:49 p.m. – 11:34 p.m.

Source: spacecoastdaily.com

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