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Nilesat-301

Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Weather Forecast During Launch


According to weather officials, there’s a 80% chance of favorable weather conditions at the time of the launch.

Trajectory


View comprehensive details including the rocket’s trajectory, velocity, altitude, thrust, and more at FlightClub.io.

Mission


Nilesat-301

  • Type: Communications
  • Orbit: Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • 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.

Location


Space Launch Complex 40

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Space Launch Complex 40 has witnessed the launch of 232 rockets, including 232 orbital launch attempts, while Cape Canaveral, FL, USA, has been the site for 942 rocket launches.

Space Launch Complex 40

Rocket


SpaceX 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.

Falcon 9 Block 5

Landing


Core B1062

Booster B1062 last launched 03/16/2024 and has seen 19 successful launches and landings. Notable launches include GPS III SV04 & SV05 , Inspiration4 and Axiom-1.

Just Read the Instructions – JRTI

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.

B1062

Agency


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 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
2 years 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
1 year ago

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

gomadish
gomadish
1 year ago

I hope the launch is successful All the best to Nilesat

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
1 year 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.