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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.

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Location

Space Launch Complex 40

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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

Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Falcon 9 v1.1 – SpaceX

Family: Falcon
Length: 68.4 m
Diameter: 3.65 m
Launch Mass: 506 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 13150 kg

The Falcon 9 v1.1 was manufactured by SpaceX with the first launch on 2013-09-29. Falcon 9 v1.1 has 14 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 15 launches. 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.

Agency

SpaceX

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: SpX
Administration: CEO: Elon Musk
Founded: 2002
Launchers: Falcon | Starship
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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