SpaceX’s Next Rocket Arrives In Cape Canaveral, Falcon 9 Launch Set For June 16
By Space Coast Daily // May 29, 2016
BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Eutelsat 117 West B and ABS 2A communications satellites on June 16 at 10:30 a.m. ET from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Eutelsat 117 West B will provide Latin America with video, data, government, and mobile services for Paris-based Eutelsat.
ABS 2A will distribute direct-to-home television, mobile and maritime communications services across Russia, India, the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean region for Asia Broadcast Satellite of Bermuda and Hong Kong.
Built by Boeing, the satellites will launch in a conjoined configuration and will use all-electric propulsion for orbit-raising.
The launch was delayed from 4th quarter in 2015, March, April, May 3 and late May.