VIDEO: SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Set For April 27

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launching satellite for Thales Alenia Space

ABOVE VIDEO: This week’s episode of Inside KSC recaps the launch Tuesday of CRS-6 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 from Kennedy and highlights the arrival of the first VAB platform segment that will be used for SLS processing.

BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FLORIDA — A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station April 27 carrying the TurkmenAlem52E/MonacoSat satellite.

The time of the launch is is set for 6:14 p.m.

SpaceX is launching this satellite for Thales Alenia Space.

The TurkmenAlem52E/MonacoSat will provide the first national satellite telecommunications systems in Turkmenistan and includes coverage zones across Europe, Central Asia and Africa.

Falcon 9 is SpaceX’s two-stage rocket manufactured to successfully transport satellites and their Dragon spacecraft into orbit.

Currently the only rocket fully designed and developed in the 21st century, Falcon 9 delivers payloads to space aboard the Dragon spacecraft or inside a composite fairing.

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Safety and mission success were critical in the design of the Falcon 9 Rocket.

With a minimal number of separation events and nine first-stage Merlin engines, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is designed so that even if two of the engines shut down, the rocket can still operate.

The TurkmenAlem52E/MonacoSat will provide the first national satellite telecommunications systems in Turkmenistan and includes coverage zones across Europe, Central Asia and Africa. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

The TurkmenAlem52E/MonacoSat will provide the first national satellite telecommunications systems in Turkmenistan and includes coverage zones across Europe, Central Asia and Africa. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

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