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SpaceX F9 - ArabSat 7B/Badr 8 - SLC-40

Launch Date: May 26
Launch Window: 11:25pm EDT (9:25pm PDT, 0325 GMT on 25th)
Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station (CCSFS), Florida
Core Booster Recovery: ASDS - JRTI
Booster: B1062.14
Fairings: Reused - 8th and 9th
Mass: 4500 kg
Orbit: GTO
Yearly Launch Number: 35

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the ArabSat 7B/Badr 8 communications satellite for Arabsat based in Saudi Arabia. From geostationary orbit, ArabSat 7B/Badr 8 will provide communications coverage for Arabsat customers over Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. ArabSat 7B/Badr 8 also hosts an optical communications payload demonstrator developed by Airbus called TELEO. The spacecraft was built by Airbus, and is based on the Eurostar Neo platform. The Falcon 9’s first stage booster will land on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Not a good chance for a launch tonight either: 20%
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