Falcon 9 Block 5
Amos-17

Falcon 9 Block 5 | Amos-17

SpaceX launch of a Falcon 9 Block 5 Rocket

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SpaceX is scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket as part of the Amos-17 mission. The launch window for the Communications mission is on Sun, Aug 4th, 2019, 8:00 PM EDT from Unknown Pad, Cape Canaveral, FL. The status of the launch is Red. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Falcon 9 Block 5 and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

Amos-17

Amos-17 is a multi-band high-throughput satellite which will operate from 17°E, offering Ka-band, Ku-band, and C-Band services to users in Africa, the Middle East and Europe.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Unknown Pad, Cape Canaveral, FL

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Falcon 9 Block 5

Falcon 9 is a two-stage rocket designed and manufactured by SpaceX for the reliable and safe transport of satellites and the Dragon spacecraft into orbit. The Block 5 variant is the fifth major interval aimed at improving upon the ability for rapid reusability.

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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