SpaceX's Falcon 9 To Send Satellite During Daylight Launch

16 Novembre, 2018, 11:56 | Auteur: Therese Cote
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Today's launch was the 18th for SpaceX this year. matching last year's record with more than a month still to go.

SpaceX is targeting launch of the Es'hail-2 satellite on Thursday, November 15 from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The primary launch window opens at 3:46 p.m. ET and closes at 5:29 p.m. ET.

To get there, the satellite's on-board propulsion system will be used to raise the low-point of the orbit and maneuver the spacecraft into the proper orbital slot where it can provide government and private-sector communications across the Middle East, including direct-to-home television and data services. Both Es'hail satellites are operated by Qatar's state-owned Es'hailSat telecom venture.

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Falcon 9's first stage for the Es'hail-2 mission previously supported the Telstar 19 VANTAGE mission in July 2018. The Falcon 9 rocket was then successfully landed on one of SpaceX's drone ships for reuse at a later date.

There's a busy week of liftoffs ahead, including a Russian Progress cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station that's due to start on Friday, a Northrop Grumman Cygnus resupply mission that's now set for launch early Saturday, and a West Coast SpaceX launch on Monday that's aimed at delivering more than 60 small satellites to orbit as part of a dedicated-rideshare mission facilitated by Seattle-based Spaceflight. The rocket experienced some serious problems along the way, but the company's number of successful launches has nearly made them boring over the past few years.

Musk's company is now gearing up to send humans to space on its Crew Dragon capsule, perhaps bringing NASA astronauts to the ISS in 2019.

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