mercredi 15 juin 2016

SpaceX successfully delivered two commercial communications satellites into orbit












SpaceX - Falcon 9 / INTELSAT Mission 2 patch.

June 15, 2016


Image above: Liftoff of the Falcon 9 carrying the Eutelsat 117 West B and ABS-2A satellites to Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO).

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On June 15, 2016, Falcon 9 successfully delivered two commercial communications satellites, Eutelsat 117 West B and ABS-2A, to their targeted Geosynchronous Transfer Orbits (GTO).


Image above: On the left, grid fins are deployed on the Falcon 9 first stage as it returns back towards Earth; on the right, the nozzle of the second stage Merlin Vacuum engine glows bright as the second stage carries the satellites to the targeted orbit.

Eutelsat 117 West B

The two satellites, operated by Eutelsat and ABS respectively, will provide global communication services to a variety of users.


Image above: Behind the ABS-2A satellite seen above, the Eutelsat 117 West B satellite (not visible) is successfully deployed.

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Images, Text, Video, Credits: SpaceX/Günter Space Page.

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