SpaceX – EchoStar 105/SES-11 Mission Success

SpaceX – Falcon 9 / EchoStar 105/SES-11 Mission patch.

Oct. 11, 2017

Falcon 9 carrying EchoStar 105/SES-11 payload, launch from Kennedy Space Center

On October 11th, SpaceX successfully launched the EchoStar 105/SES-11 payload from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The satellite was deployed approximately 36 minutes after liftoff into its targeted orbit. EchoStar. Liftoff, from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center took place at the opening of a two-hour window at 18:53 Eastern Time (22:53 UTC).

Echostar 105 / SES-11 Launch replay

Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage successfully landed on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, which is stationed in the Atlantic Ocean. Falcon 9’s first stage for the EchoStar 105/SES-11 mission previously supported SpaceX’s 10th resupply mission to the International Space Station (CRS-10) in February of this year.

EchoStar 105/SES-11 hybrid communications satellite

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches the SES-11/EchoStar 105 hybrid communications satellite to replace the AMC-15 and AMC-18 satellites. As SES-11, the spacecraft’s C-band capacity will provide replacement capacity for SES of Luxembourg for AMC-18. EchoStar Corp. of Englewood, Colorado, will market the Ku-Band transponder capacity, with coverage of the 50 U.S. states, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, as EchoStar 105, replacing AMC-15.

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Images, Video, Text, Credits: SpaceX/SES/EchoStar Corp.

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