Update at 9:30 PM ET: SpaceX has postponed the launch of its Eutelsat 10B satellite by 24 hours to Tuesday, Nov. 22, to allow more time for additional checks on the mission’s Falcon 9 rocket. It remains set to minutes (0257 23 Nov GMT). The delay means the launch will take place about six hours after the launch of her SpaceX new cargo ship Dragon to NASA’s International Space Station.
SpaceX is launching communications satellites for airborne and maritime Internet services, and you can watch the event.
space x Use the falcon 9 Eutelsat A rocket to launch the Eutelsat 10B mission on behalf of Eutelsat on Tuesday (22nd November) at 9:57 PM (0257 GMT, 23rd November). Approximately 15 minutes before launch, a live broadcast will be available here at Space.com, courtesy of SpaceX.
mission starts from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station Florida coast. The first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to land on a nearby drone ship stationed in the Atlantic about 10 minutes after takeoff. According to SpaceX, this will be the 11th launch of this Falcon 9 first stage.
“The Falcon 9 first stage boosters supporting this mission previously launched Telstar 18 Vantage, Iridium-8 and 8. star link Mission” A SpaceX official wrote of a rocket. (Starlink is SpaceX’s Broadband Internet series of satellites, with more than 3,000 currently active in orbit.)
In the photo: SpaceX Rocket Evolution
During launch, Eutelsat 10B was put into geostationary transfer orbit, geostationary orbitthat is, orbiting the Earth in such a way that it consistently gazes at parts of the planet below.
Eutelsat 10B includes high-capacity communications payloads in the Ku-band in the “most congested air and sea traffic zones” of the North Atlantic, Europe, Mediterranean and Middle East. A Eutelsat official wrote (opens in new tab) of mission. A second Ku-band payload is available in the Atlantic, African and Indian Oceans.
The satellite also carries two widebeam C and Ku band payloads for existing Eutelsat 10A customers, said a Eutelsat official. The new satellite will replace his 12-year-old Eutelsat 10A, which is scheduled to end service for customers in the Americas and Asia in 2023.
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