mercredi 31 janvier 2018

SpaceX - GovSat-1 Mission Success












SpaceX - GovSat-1 Mission patch.

Jan. 31, 2018

GovSat-1 Successfully Launched on SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket

On Wednesday, January 31st, SpaceX successfully launched the GovSat-1 satellite to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

GovSat-1 Launch

The satellite was deployed approximately 32 minutes after launch, putting the GovSat-1 satellite into its targeted orbit.

Falcon 9’s first stage for the GovSat-1 mission previously supported the NROL-76 mission from LC-39A in May 2017.

GovSat-1 communications satellite

GovSat 1 communications satellite for LuxGovSat, a joint venture between SES and the government of Luxembourg. The GovSat 1 satellite, also known as SES 16, will provide secure military X-band and Ka-band communications links, helping support Luxembourg’s NATO obligations. The satellite was built by Orbital ATK.

For more information about SpaceX, visit: http://www.spacex.com/

Images, Video, Text, Credits: SpaceX/SES/Orbiter.ch Aerospace/Roland Berga.

Greetings, Orbiter.ch

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