July 3, 2017

SpaceX delays Intelsat-35E mission

Yesterday SpaceX was forced to postpone launch of Falcon-9 rocket with Intelsat-35E communications satellite. 24 hours of delay were caused by problem with guidance system of the Falcon-9 remaining at LC-39A launch site at Kennedy Space Center. Launch was set for 23:36 UTC from LC-39A launch pad. Rocket was ready to deliver to orbit Intelsat-35E, weighing 6761 kg communications satellite built by Continue Reading The post SpaceX delays Intelsat-35E mission appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Long March 5 fails and causes loss of Shijian-18 satellite

It is second time when technical problems are interrupting launch of the rocket from China in 2017. Last time Long March 3B suffered for not unveiled problems with third stage after being launched on 18 June from Xichang Satellite Launch Center with Chinasat-9A communications satellite. To give full view of previous launch with problems, it should be added, that Chinasat-9A reached space, Continue Reading The post Long March 5 fails and causes loss of Shijian-18 satellite appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Falcon-9 • Intelsat-35E

Intelsat 35e communications satellite with its high-throughput will provide broadband, video and mobile communications services over East Coast of the North America, the Caribbean, South America, Europe and Africa. Satellite will be delivered to orbit on the top of the Falcon-9 rocket. The post Falcon-9 • Intelsat-35E appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]