Falcon 9 Full Thrust
GovSat (SES-16)

Falcon 9 Full Thrust | GovSat (SES-16)

SpaceX launch of a Falcon 9 Full Thrust (Block 3) Rocket

Watch Launch Video

SpaceX was scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 Full Thrust (Block 3) rocket as part of the GovSat (SES-16) mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Wed, Jan 31st, 2018, 4:25 PM EST from Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL. The status of the launch was Success with a 90% chance for favorable weather conditions. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Falcon 9 Full Thrust (Block 3) and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

GovSat (SES-16)

GovSat, also known as SES-16 is a communications satellite for LuxGovSat S.A., which is a public-private joint venture between the Luxembourg government and SES. Staying in 21.5° East orbital position, it is intended to operate for 15 years, using X-band and military Ka-band frequencies to support multiple missions.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
SpaceX

Rocket

Falcon 9 Full Thrust

The Full Thrust variants first stage includes all systems necessary for an operational re-use of stages while the second stage is operated as an expendable rocket stage.

SpaceX

Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. It was founded in 2002 by entrepreneur Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonization of Mars. SpaceX has many pads, on the East Coast of the US they own SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral and LC-39A at the Kennedy Space Center for their lower inclination launches. They also own SLC-4E at Vandenberg, California for their high inclination launches. Another site is also being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.

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