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


(Monday) 19:34 UTC


Launch Complex 39A