Falcon 9 to Launch KoreaSat 5A

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the KoreaSat 5A telecommunications satellite for South Korean operator KT Sat. Making its 16th launch of the year, Falcon 9 will be flying in its Block 4 configuration and attempt a first stage landing on the Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship. The 3,700-Kilogram satellite will be deployed into an elliptical Geostationary Transfer Orbit a little over half an hour after liftoff, eventually targeting a position at 113°E from where it will deliver multimedia distribution services to the Asia-Pacific Region via 36 Ku-Band transponders.

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Launch Date: October 30, 2017Launch Updates
Window: 19:34-21:58 UTCKoreaSat 5A Satellite
Launch Site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space CenterFalcon 9 FT
Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9 FTCountdown Timeline
Payload: KoreaSat 5A (3,700kg)Launch Profile
Target Orbit: Geostationary Transfer OrbitSpaceX Archive
Ascent Duration: 35 Min & 38 Sec