Falcon 9 lifts heavyweight HispaSat 30W-6 to Orbit

Jared Haworth

March 8, 2018

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SpaceX's landmark 50th Falcon 9 launch, lifting HispaSat 30W-6 to orbit took place shortly after midnight on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from Space Launch Complex 40.  Marked as the heaviest satellite that SpaceX has lifted to Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO), HispaSat 30W-6 replaces the 30W-4 satellite covering the Mediterranean Sea and provides new Ka-, Ku- and C-band transponders to Europe and Latin America over the next 15 years.

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OCISLY Returns to Port After Near-Miss of Falcon Heavy Center Core

Just 47 hours after nearly being struck by a speeding Falcon Heavy center core traveling at 300 MPH, the OCISLY returned to Port Canaveral around 2PM on February 8, 2018. The Autonomous Drone Ship appears to be intact. There is no visible damage to the four thrusters.

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Falcon Heavy: Starman Successfully Heads Beyond Mars in Tesla Roadster

Wearing an authentic SpaceX space suit, strapped in to a midnight cherry red Tesla roadster, Star Man is on his way to the asteroid belt beyond Mars. Glued to his dashboard is a tiny replica of himself - a Hot Wheels roadster, with another tiny astronaut figure inside the car. The car's battery would last for twelve hours after launch and beamed back images of Star Man and the car with the blue marble of Earth floating in the background. It was all part of the marketing genius of Elon Musk.

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Royal Family On Hand for GOVSat-1 Launch

On January 31, 2018, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 40 carrying GovSat-1. The satellite, built by Orbital-ATK, is the first satellite of GovSat, a public private partnership between the Government of Luxembourg and the world-leading satellite operator SES.

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Aerial view of SLC-40 following the AMOS-6 anomaly.  Photo credit: Jared Haworth / We Report Space

SpaceX Ready to Debut Upgraded SLC-40

SpaceX spent approximately $50 Million to upgrade Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) and to make it compatible with LC-39A.

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