IMAGE OF THE DAY: SpaceX Falcon 9 GovSat-1 Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral On Picture Perfect Day

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Launched from the Cape at 4:25 p.m. ET on Wednesday

On Wednesday, January 31, SpaceX successfully launched the GovSat-1 satellite to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. (SpaceX Image)

BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – On Wednesday, January 31, SpaceX successfully launched the GovSat-1 satellite to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

The satellite was deployed approximately 32 minutes after launch, putting the GovSat-1 satellite into its targeted orbit.

Falcon 9’s first stage for the GovSat-1 mission previously supported the NROL-76 mission from LC-39A in May 2017.

Next launch from Florida’s Space Coast will be a major milestone for SpaceX when they will launch the Falcon Heavy on February 6.

Launch window for Falcon Heavy is slated for 1:30 p.m. ET

ABOVE LIVESTREAM: SpaceX set to launch the GovSat-1 satellite to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.


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