october, 2017

30oct19:34Falcon 9 • KoreaSat 5A

Event Details

Launch Date: October 30, 2017
Launch Window: 19:34-21:58 UTC
Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9 FT (Block 4)
Launch Operator: SpaceX
Launch Site: Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida
Payload: KoreaSat 5A (~3,500 kg)
Payload Type: Telecommunications
Payload Operator: KT Sat

 

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the KoreaSat 5A communications satellite for South Korea operator KT Sat. Built by Thales Alenia Space, KoreaSat 5A hosts an all-Ku-Band broadcasting payload for direct-to-home television and data distribution services over Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Guam, Indonesia and other South Asian countries. Conducting its 16th launch of the year, Falcon 9 will be flying in a Block 4 configuration and attempt a first stage landing on the Drone Ship ‘Of Course I Still Love You’.

 

Mission Resources:

Mission Updates

📺 Live Launch Coverage

🚀 Launch Vehicle Overview: Falcon 9 FT

🛰 Payload Overview: KoreaSat 5A

Countdown Timeline

Flight Profile

Launch Weather

📍Launch Site Schedule

Time

(Monday) 19:34 UTC

Location

Launch Complex 39A

Crawlerway, Merritt Island, FL, USA

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