Falcon 9 Full Thrust
Amos 6 (Failure before launch)

Falcon 9 Full Thrust | Amos 6 (Failure before launch)

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 Amos 6 (Failure before launch) mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Sat, Sep 3rd, 2016, 3:00 AM from Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL. The status of the launch was Failed with an 0% chance for favorable weather conditions. 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

Amos 6 (Failure before launch)

**FAILURE: Rocket and payload lost during anomaly originating around the upper stage oxygen tank during propellant load few minutes before static fire on Sept 1, 1307UTC.** Built to replace the existing AMOS-2 satellite, AMOS-6 will be positioned in a geostationary orbit at 4 degrees west. The 5500kg craft will contain 43 Ku/Ka-band transponders and 2 S-band transponders to provide communications coverage for Africa, Europe and the Middle East. The 2 solar arrays on the craft will provide 9kW of power for the satellite’s 16 year expected lifetime.

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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