Falcon 9 Block 4 | SES-12

SpaceX launch of a Falcon 9 Block 4 Rocket

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SpaceX was scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 Block 4 rocket as part of the SES-12 mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Mon, Jun 4th, 2018, 12:29 AM EDT from Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL. The status of the launch was Success with a 70% chance for favorable weather conditions. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Falcon 9 Block 4 and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

SES-12

SES-12 is a geostationary communications satellite. It is to provide direct-to-home broadcasting, high throughput satellite data connectivity and other telecommunication servies to Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. It is a replacement for the NSS-6 satellite and is expected to operate for 15 years.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
SpaceX

Rocket

Falcon 9 Block 4

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.

Launched OTV-5 and was expended during SES-12.

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