Falcon 9 Block 5 | Amos-17

SpaceX launch of a Falcon 9 Block 5 Rocket

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SpaceX was scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket as part of the Amos-17 mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Tue, Aug 6th, 2019, 6:53 PM EDT from Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL. The status of the launch was Success with a 40% chance for favorable weather conditions. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Falcon 9 Block 5 and experience the excitement for yourself. The booster stage will be expended and fall to the ocean.

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)

Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
SpaceX

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.

The booster stage will be expended and fall to the ocean.

Falcon 9 booster B1047 is a reusable orbital-class Falcon 9 first-stage booster manufactured by SpaceX. B1047 was the second Falcon 9 block 5 to fly and the third block 5 booster to re-fly.

Atlantic (ATL)

The Atlantic ocean on the East coast of the United States is a common landing area for expended boosters.

Ocean (Ocean)

Typically indicates a landing in which the booster is not recovered.

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