Royal Family On Hand for GOVSat-1 Launch

Bill Jelen

February 3, 2018

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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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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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Remote camera view of the launch of EchoStar 105 / SES-11 atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.  Photo credit: Jared Haworth / We Report Space

SpaceX delivers SES-11, lands third flight-proven Falcon 9

Backdropped against a blue sky tinged orange by the setting sun, SpaceX's third flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket launched the EchoStar 105 / SES-11 satellite from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A.

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The Dreamchaser Spaceplane during a 2017 Captive-Carry Test.  Photo credit: NASA

Sierra Nevada, Boeing Spaceplanes in the Spotlight

It's been a big couple of weeks for spaceplane fans, with milestone flights by Sierra Nevada and Boeing (with launch partner SpaceX).

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