lundi 30 octobre 2017

SpaceX - KOREASAT-5A Mission success

SpaceX - Falcon 9 / KOREASAT-5A Mission patch.

Oct. 30, 2017

Falcon 9 carrying KOREASAT-5A launch

On Monday, October 30th at 3:34 p.m., SpaceX successfully launched the Koreasat-5A satellite from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage successfully landed on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.


Falcon 9 delivered the Koreasat-5A satellite to its targeted orbit and the satellite was deployed approximately 36 minutes after liftoff.

KOREASAT-5A satellite

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches the Koreasat 5A communications satellite for KTsat based in South Korea. Koreasat 5A will provide direct-to-home television broadcast and other communications services over Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Guam, Indochina, and South Asia. The satellite will also support maritime communications.

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