Falcon 9 Full Thrust
Eutelsat 117 West B & ABS-2A

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

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SpaceX was scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 Full Thrust (Block 3) rocket as part of the Eutelsat 117 West B & ABS-2A mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Wed, Jun 15th, 2016, 10:29 AM EDT from Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL. The status of the launch was Success. 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

Eutelsat 117 West B & ABS-2A

Eutelsat 117 West B and ABS 2A will be launched atop a Falcon 9 Full Thrust. Both sattelites will be launched into a geostationary orbit to provide communications services. Eutelsat 117 West B with 48 Ku-band transponders in a inclination at 116.8 degrees west will provide communications to Latin American customers in the video telecommunications and government sectors. Also Wide Are Augmentation System (WAAS) payload will enable the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) improve aviation safety for the United States. ABS 2A with 48 Ku-band transponders in a inclination 78 degree orbit east. it will serve Eastern Europe , Russia, Middle East and India. This will be the 26 launch of the Falcon 9 and will attempt a first stage landing on the drone ship Of Course I still Love You.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
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Rocket

Falcon 9 Full Thrust (Block 3)

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