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, 2017Launch Updates
Window: 22:53-00:53 UTCSES 11 Satellite
Launch Site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space CenterFalcon 9 FT
Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9 FT (Re-Use)Countdown Timeline
Payload: SES 11 (~5,200kg)Launch Profile
Target Orbit: Geostationary Transfer OrbitSpaceX Archive
Ascent Duration: 36 Minutes