CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION — SpaceX successfully launched a telecommunications satellite early Thursday.
What You Need To Know
- Launch took place at 12:15 a.m. ET, Thursday
- The Intelsat G-37 is a telecommunications satellite
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Launching from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40, the Falcon 9 rocket sent the Intelsat G-37 satellite into orbit at 12:15 a.m.
Almost nine minutes after liftoff, after the state separation, the booster successfully landed on the SpaceX droneship in the Atlantic.
Falcon 9’s first stage has landed on the Just Read the Instructions droneship pic.twitter.com/miU7GVqx3q— SpaceX (@SpaceX) August 3, 2023
B1077, the first-stage booster, has been used for five missions, not counting this upcoming one for the Intelsat G-37 mission.
About the mission
The Intelsat G-37 mission will be sent into geosynchronous transfer orbit and deployed, confirmed SpaceX.
The satellite will provide internet and TV communications, stated the company.
“The launch of Galaxy 37/Horizons-4 (G-37/H-4) advances Intelsat’s comprehensive Galaxy fleet refresh plan. The G-37 C-band payload will provide North American capacity for television media and telecommunication network customers,” stated Intelsat.