Falcon 9 to Launch BulgariaSat-1

A 'flight-proven' SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is set for liftoff on Friday on a Geostationary Transfer Mission with the BulgariaSat-1 communications satellite - the first geostationary communications satellite for Bulgaria, designed to deliver a variety of communications services to the Balkan Region and broader Central European Area.

This is the second re-flight mission of a previously used Falcon 9 first stage, coming after the successful launch of SES-10 earlier in 2017 as the first SpaceX re-use mission. BulgariaSat-1 launches atop Booster 1029 that was first used by the first Iridium-NEXT launch, becoming the first Falcon 9 to launch from both U.S. Coasts.

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Launch Date: June 23, 2017Launch Updates
Window: 18:10-20:10 UTCBulgariaSat-1 Satellite
Launch Site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space CenterFalcon 9 FT
Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9 FT (Re-Use)Countdown Timeline
Payload: BulgariaSat-1 (~3,700kg)Launch Profile
Target Orbit: Geostationary Transfer OrbitSpaceX Archive
Ascent Duration: 35 Minutes