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Falcon 9 to Launch FormoSat-5

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 is set for an unusual launch on Thursday, August 24 – lifting off from California to carry into orbit the FormoSat-5 Earth Observation Satellite for Taiwan’s National Space Organization. The mission is unusual because Falcon 9 will be carrying an extremely light load of 475 Kilograms as this launch contract is left over from the abandoned Falcon 1e program, creating a mission that only requires 1/20th of the rocket’s performance.

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Launch Date: August 24, 2017 Launch Updates
Window: 18:51-19:33 UTC FormoSat-5 Satellite
Launch Site: SLC-4E, Vandenberg Falcon 9 FT
Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9 FT Countdown Timeline
Payload: FormoSat-5 (475kg) Launch Profile
Target Orbit: 720 km circular, 98° SpaceX Archive
First Stage Recovery: ASDS Landing

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