IMAGE OF THE DAY: SpaceX Falcon 9 GovSat-1 Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral On Picture Perfect Day
By Space Coast Daily // February 1, 2018
Launched from the Cape at 4:25 p.m. ET on Wednesday
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