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Thaicom-6

Falcon 9 v1.1

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Thaicom-6

Type: Earth Science

Thaicom 6 is a planned Thai television satellite of the Thaicom series, to be operated by Thaicom Public Company Limited (formerly Shin Satellite Public Company Limited), a subsidiary of Shin Corporation, headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand. Thaicom 6 will be colocated with Thaicom 5 at 78.5 degrees East, ("Hot Bird" position), in Geostationary orbit. The total cost for the satellite is US$160 million. The launch is planned for January 3, 2014 by Space Exploration Technologies Corp. on a Falcon 9 v1.1 launch vehicle.

Location

Space Launch Complex 40

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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

Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Falcon 9 v1.1

Length: 68.4 meters
Diameter: 3.65 meters
First Launch: September 29, 2013

Falcon 9 v1.1 is a significantly redesigned version of the its predecessor, including a higher payload capacity. This version arranges the engines in a structural form SpaceX calls an Octaweb.

The Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket has been launched a total of 15 times with 14 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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