Launch Date: Oct. 2 Launch window: TBD Launch site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the SES-11/EchoStar 105 hybrid communications satellite to replace the AMC-15 and AMC-18 satellites. As SES-11, the spacecraft’s C-band capacity will provide replacement capacity for SES of Luxembourg for AMC-18. EchoStar Corp. of Englewood, Colorado, will market the Ku-Band transponder capacity, with coverage of the 50 U.S. states, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, as EchoStar 105, replacing AMC-15. The Falcon 9 rocket will launch with a previously-flown first stage. Delayed from October, November, July and Sept. 27. [Sept. 6] EchoStar 105 / SES 11 So this is a heavy GTO satellite (5400 kg) that is roughly the same weight as SES-10 which was recovered on an ASDS successfully. The reused booster is the one recovered from the CRS-10 mission in February 2017. It is a Block 3 booster and it is expected to have a recovery attempt on OCISLY ASDS.