Monday, September 10, the company SpaceX launched a Falcon 9, which should put into orbit the telecommunications satellite Telstar 18V. About it reported in a press-service of SpaceX.
The launch took place from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral (Florida, us). It is noted that the launch was to take place on the eve of 9 September, however, due to the need of additional inspections of the launch was postponed.
After the withdrawal of the companion of the first stage of the rocket should land on a floating platform in the Atlantic ocean near the coast of Florida, noted on the website space company.
Telecommunications satellite Telstar 18V manufactured by Californian company Space Systems Loral and is designed to provide digital broadcasting, telephony and broadband access to the Internet in the Asia-Pacific region. Estimated time — at least 15 years.
As previously reported, on may 11, the American space company SpaceX for a moment before starting the ignition postponed the launch of the first modification of the carrier rocket Falcon 9 Block 5 on the day.
The Falcon 9 rocket was supposed to deliver to orbit a satellite of the government of Bangladesh.
Later in California with a spaceport Vandenberg launched a carrier rocket Falcon 9 with five telecommunication satellites Iridium NEXT and the two research probes for NASA.