SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Successfully Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral Carrying AMOS 17 Mission
By Space Coast Daily // August 6, 2019
Lifted Off at 7:23 p.m. ET
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BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – On Tuesday, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully lifted off from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, carrying the AMOS-17 satellite for Spacecom.
Liftoff occurred at 7:23 p.m. EDT, or 23:23 UTC and the satellite was deployed approximately 31 minutes after liftoff.
This was the third and final flight for this particular Falcon 9 first stage, having previously supported the Telstar-19 VANTAGE mission in July 2018 and the Es’hail-2 mission in November 2018.
Amos 17 will provide high-throughput broadband connectivity and other communications services over Africa, the Middle East and Europe, according to SpaceFlightNow.
Coverage of the launch can be seen on Space Coast Daily TV.
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