may, 2018

24may04:29Falcon 9 • SES-12

Event Details

Launch Date: NET May 24, 2018
Launch Window: 04:29-05:27 UTC
Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9 FT (Block 4 Re-Use)
Launch Operator: SpaceX
Launch Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
Payload: SES 12
Target Orbit: Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Payload Type: Communications
Payload Manufacturer: Airbus Defence & Space
Payload Operator: SES


A flight-proven SpaceX Falcon 9 will lift the SES 12 communications satellite for the Luxembourg-based satellite operator, marking the sixth SES satellite riding up on a Falcon 9 rocket. SES 12 is based on the EuroStar-3000EOR all-electric satellite platform and is the largest satellite to date for the company. It hosts a powerful payload comprising 68 active Ku-Band and eight Ka-Band transponders to deliver broadband communications to a large coverage zone spanning from Africa to Australia and covering the majority of Asia. Falcon will be re-using the B1040 first stage that flew the X-37B OTV-5 mission in September 2017.


Mission Resources:

? Launch Vehicle Overview: Falcon 9 FT

Countdown Timeline

Launch Weather

? Launch Site Schedule


(Thursday) 04:29 UTC


Space Launch Complex 40

Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA