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SpaceX - PAZ Mission Success

SpaceX - PAZ Mission patch.

Feb. 22, 2018

Falcon 9 lift off carrying PAZ & Microsat-2a and 2b

On Thursday, February 22, Falcon 9 successfully launched the PAZ satellite to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The instantaneous launch opportunity happened at 6:17 a.m. PST, or 14:17 UTC, and the PAZ satellite was deployed approximately eleven minutes after launch.

PAZ Mission

Paz satellite for Hisdesat of Madrid, Spain. Built by Airbus Defense and Space, Paz carries a radar imaging payload to collect views of Earth for government and commercial customers, along with ship tracking and weather sensors. Two test satellites (Microsat-2a and 2b) for SpaceX’s Starlink broadband network was also launched on the Falcon 9.

PAZ satellite (Credit mentioned on the image)

Falcon 9’s first stage for the PAZ mission previously supported the FORMOSAT-5 mission from SLC-4E in August 2017.

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


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