Falcon 9 to Launch SES 11
A 'flight-proven' SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is set for a sunset liftoff from Florida Wednesday evening on the company's 15th mission of the year, the 6th to Geostationary Transfer Orbit. Falcon 9 is carrying the SES 11 / EchoStar 105 broadcasting satellite, set to enter Geostationary Orbit to deliver TV, radio and data distribution to North America using a hybrid C-/Ku-Band payload.
This is the third re-flight mission of a previously used Falcon 9 first stage, coming after the successful launches of SES 10 and BulgariaSat-1 earlier in 2017. Booster #1031 was first used on the Dragon SpX-10 mission and will attempt to make a second return via landing on the OCISLY Drone Ship on Wednesday.
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|Launch Date: October 11, 2017||Launch Updates|
|Window: 22:53-00:53 UTC||SES 11 Satellite|
|Launch Site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center||Falcon 9 FT|
|Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9 FT (Re-Use)||Countdown Timeline|
|Payload: SES 11 (~5,200kg)||Launch Profile|
|Target Orbit: Geostationary Transfer Orbit||SpaceX Archive|
|Ascent Duration: 36 Minutes|