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GovSat (SES-16)

Falcon 9 Full Thrust

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Weather Forecast During Launch


According to weather officials, there’s a 90% chance of favorable weather conditions at the time of the launch.

Mission


GovSat (SES-16)

  • Type: Communications
  • Orbit: Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Launch Cost: $50,000,000

GovSat, also known as SES-16 is a communications satellite for LuxGovSat S.A., which is a public-private joint venture between the Luxembourg government and SES. Staying in 21.5° East orbital position, it is intended to operate for 15 years, using X-band and military Ka-band frequencies to support multiple missions.

Location


Space Launch Complex 40

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Space Launch Complex 40 has witnessed the launch of 227 rockets, including 227 orbital launch attempts, while Cape Canaveral, FL, USA, has been the site for 937 rocket launches.

Space Launch Complex 40

Rocket


SpaceX Falcon 9 Full Thrust

The Full Thrust variants first stage includes all systems necessary for an operational re-use of stages while the second stage is operated as an expendable rocket stage.

Falcon 9 Full Thrust

Landing


Core B1032

Booster B1032 last launched 01/31/2018 and has seen 1 successful launches and landings. Survived water landing on a non-recovery launch, SpaceX couldn’t tug it back to port, so they hired a company to destroy it.

Atlantic Ocean – ATL

Atlantic Ocean

Ocean – Ocean

No recovery attempt

B1032

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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