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Nilesat-301

Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Nilesat-301

Type: Communications
Launch Cost: $52,000,000

Nilesat 301, to be launched into Nilesat’s 7 ° West slot, is built by Thales Alenia Space on the Spacebus-4000B2 platform and is expected to weigh 4100 kilograms at launch. It will provide digital broadband and internet connectivity services for the Egyptian operator Nilesat.

Trajectory

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Location

Space Launch Complex 40

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

857 rockets have launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA.

Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Falcon 9 Block 5 – SpaceX

Family: Falcon
Length: 70 m
Diameter: 3.65 m
Launch Mass: 549 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 22800 kg

The Falcon 9 Block 5 was manufactured by SpaceX with the first launch on 2018-05-11. Falcon 9 Block 5 has 120 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 120 launches. 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.

Landing

B1062 has successfully landed on Just Read the Instructions after its seventh flight.

Just Read the Instructions – JRTI

First (Marmac 300) and third (Marmac 303) ASDS barge, Just Read the Instructions (JRTI) is currently used to recover Falcon 9 and Heavy boosters in the Altantic Ocean.

Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship – ASDS

An autonomous spaceport drone ship (ASDS) is an ocean-going vessel derived from a deck barge, outfitted with station-keeping engines and a large landing platform. Construction of such ships was commissioned by aerospace company SpaceX to allow for recovery of rocket first-stages at sea for high-velocity missions which do not carry enough fuel to return to the launch site after lofting spacecraft onto an orbital trajectory.

Agency

SpaceX

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: SpX
Administration: CEO: Elon Musk
Founded: 2002
Launchers: Falcon
Spacecraft: Dragon
Country: USA

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 operates from many pads, on the East Coast of the US they operate from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and historic LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center. They also operate from SLC-4E at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, usually for polar launches. Another launch site is being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.

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John Baldizzone
John Baldizzone
3 months ago

Great to see Space X is a driving force of excellence alive and well keeping up the tradition.
Former Grumman Apollo Lunar Module Tech employee from plant 5.
Keep up the GOOD work.

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
Reply to  John Baldizzone
3 months ago

Legends never die John they just keep on keeping on , lest we forget.

gomadish
gomadish
3 months ago

I hope the launch is successful All the best to Nilesat

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
3 months ago

Great launch and retreval of the first stage for the 7th time and nice deploy of the Nilesat-301 which has anti- jamming capabilities , great work again SpaceX .
The webcoverage of the launch was also A-1 for us Aussies (down under) to see.
Thank you all.