- A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is set to launch an AMOS-17 communications satellite at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Tuesday evening regional time.
- The mission comes 3 many years right after a launchpad explosion destroyed a various Israeli communications satellite.
- SpaceX will livestream the launch. The broadcast is set to start off 15 minutes prior to liftoff. The satellite will be deployed around 31 minutes later on.
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SpaceX is set to launch a Falcon 9 rocket carrying Spacecom’s AMOS-17 communications satellite at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Tuesday. The mission comes just about 3 many years right after a launch pad explosion destroyed a various Israeli communications satellite (Spacecom’s AMOS-six) in September 2016.
The satellite from Tuesday’s launch, which is set for seven:23 p.m. EDT, will present improved connectivity across Africa by supporting a “growth in a variety of broadcast, broadband, mobility, and data services,” in accordance to a press release.
“AMOS-17 will operate in the C, Ku and Ka bands with a digital channelizer to provide fixed high throughput (HTS) C-band coverage to Africa, steerable HTS Ka-band coverage to anywhere from China to Brazil, and extensive Ku-band coverage throughout Africa with additional coverage in Europe, the Middle East, China, and India,” SpaceX explained in the press release.
Read through extra: A rocket SpaceX was testing exploded on a launch pad in Florida
No injuries had been reported in the 2016 blast, but it did consequence in “the loss of the vehicle and its payload,” the SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted shortly right after the incident.
For this launch, SpaceX will not be making an attempt to land or acquire its boosters right after the launch, CBS News reported.
SpaceX will livestream the launch. The broadcast is set to start off 15 minutes prior to liftoff. The satellite will be deployed around 31 minutes later on.
The mission timeline, presented by the press kit with approximated occasions, goes as follows:
- 00:38:00— SpaceX Launch Director verifies go for propellant load
- 00:35:00— RP-one (rocket grade kerosene) loading underway
- 00:35:00— 1st stage LOX (liquid oxygen) loading underway
- 00:16:00— 2nd stage LOX loading underway
- 00:07:00— Falcon 9 starts engine chill prior to launch
- 00:01:00— Command flight computer system to start off ultimate prelaunch checks
- 00:01:00— Propellant tank pressurization to flight stress starts
- 00:00:45— SpaceX Launch Director verifies go for launch
- 00:00:03— Engine controller commands engine ignition sequence to start out
- 00:00:00— Falcon 9 liftoff
LAUNCH, LANDING, AND SATELLITE DEPLOYMENT
- 00:01:04— Max Q (second of peak mechanical tension on the rocket)
- 00:02:45— 1st stage key engine cutoff (MECO)
- 00:02:48— 1st and 2nd phases separate
- 00:02:56— 2nd stage engine commences
- 00:03:36— Fairing deployment
- 00:08:09— 2nd stage engine cutoff (SECO-one)
- 00:26:24— 2nd stage engine restarts
- 00:27:24— 2nd stage engine cutoff (SECO-two)
- 00:31:55— AMOS-17 deployment
Observe the broadcast beneath
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