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SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 4 - Koreasat 5A - LC-39A

Discussion in 'SpaceX' started by Grendal, Oct 12, 2017 at 12:39 PM.

  1. Grendal

    Grendal Active Member

    Jan 31, 2012
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    Launch Date: Oct. 30 Monday
    Launch window: 1934-2158 GMT (3:34-5:58 p.m. EDT)
    Launch site: LC-39A (almost certainly - outside chance of SLC-40)

    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Koreasat 5A communications satellite for KTsat based in South Korea. Koreasat 5A will provide direct-to-home television broadcast and other communications services over Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Guam, Indochina, and South Asia. The satellite will also support maritime communications. Delayed from July and Oct. 14. [Sept. 30]

    This will be the 16th launch from SpaceX this year. This launch will double the number of launches for SpaceX's previous best year of 2016. This launch will use a new Block 4 booster launching a 3500 kg satellite to GTO. As of now this seems to be an ASDS recovery. The satellite is pretty light.

    The satellite has already arrived in Florida. The rocket has been seen on the road this week headed to Florida. The static fire has been tentatively scheduled for 10/26.
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