KoreaSat-5A Launch Provides Test of OCISLY Fire Suppression System

On Monday, October 30th at 3:34 p.m., SpaceX successfully launched the Koreasat-5A satellite from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida. This is SpaceX’s 12th launch from Pad 39A in 2017 and their 16th launch this year. Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage successfully landed on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, stationed in the Atlantic Ocean. After the successful landing burn, a fire could be seen emanating from the engine area and partially up the rocket.

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USO Brings Gary Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band to Entertain 45th Space Wing

Actor Gary Sinise brought his 13-member Lt. Dan Band to the King Center in Melbourne on Friday to entertain service members from Patrick Air Force Base. Before the 7:30 PM show, Colonel Walter Jackim recapped the past several weeks: “We had air rescue crews helping people in Texas after Hurricane Harvey. We launched and landed the SpaceX Orbital Test Vehicle Mission. We dealt with Hurricane Irma’s affects in Florida, and we’ve been monitoring the nuclear detonations in North Korea. The saying is “Work Hard, Play Harder” and I can think of no one better to help us play harder than Gary Sinise”.

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