Falcon 9 Block 4 | Hispasat 30W-6 (Hispasat 1F)

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 Hispasat 30W-6 (Hispasat 1F) mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Tue, Mar 6th, 2018, 12:33 AM 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 Block 4 and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

Hispasat 30W-6 (Hispasat 1F)

Hispasat 30W-6, also known as Hispasat 1F, is a Spanish geostationary communications satellite. Joining the Hispasat fleet, this satellite is to operate in orbit for 15 years, providing services to Europe, North Africa, North America and South America. It is a replacement for the Hispasat 1D satellite at 30º West longtitude in geostationary orbit. Satellite launch mass is about 6000 kg and it is equipped with Ku-, Ka- and C-band transponders.

Location

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.

Core expended on Hispasat flight. Water landing attempted, but the result is unknown.

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