GovSat (SES-16)

Falcon 9 Full Thrust

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Mission

GovSat (SES-16)

Type: Communications

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

209 launches have been at this location.

Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Falcon 9 Full Thrust

Length: 71 meters
Diameter: 3.65 meters
First Launched: December 22, 2015

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.

The Falcon 9 Full Thrust rocket has been launched a total of 25 times with 24 successful and 1 failed launches.

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 has many pads, on the East Coast of the US they own SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral and LC-39A at the Kennedy Space Center for their lower inclination launches. They also own SLC-4E at Vandenberg, California for their high inclination launches. Another site is also being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.

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