Tuesday, September 11, 2018

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch: Telstar 18 Vantage Mission

The Falcon 9 Rocket’s 60th Successful Mission
Liftoff at 14-minute mark
SpaceX launched its second heavyweight Telstar telecommunications satellite from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida early Monday morning, Sept 10, 2018. It then brought the Falcon 9 rocket’s first-stage booster down for a landing on SpaceX's East Coast drone ship, named "Of Course I Still Love You", located hundreds of miles offshore in the Atlantic Ocean.

The SpaceX mission successfully placed the 15,600-pound Telstar 18 Vantage satellite into geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) for Canadian-based Telesat. Telstar 18V will provide constant broadband communications services to China, Mongolia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Ocean region.

Credit: SpaceX
Location: Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States
Duration: 49 minutes
Capture Date: September 10, 2018


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