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Watch live: SpaceX launches European television satellite on a Falcon 9 rocket from Florida

Watch live coverage as SpaceX launches a Falcon 9 rocket with the Eutelsat 36D television transmission satellite. Liftoff from pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Spac...

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launches Eutelsat 36D

SpaceX launch the Eutelsat 36D mission. Eutelsat 36D is a planned new generation multi-mission geostationary telecommunications satellite for Eutelsat, repla...

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SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 to revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets.

Eutelsat 36D

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Overview

Destination: Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Mission: Communications

Geostationary Transfer Orbit Launch Complex 39A Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA Probability: 96%
B1076 - Just Read the Instructions

Eutelsat 36D is a planned new generation multi-mission geostationary telecommunications satellite for Eutelsat, replacing and enhance capacity at 36° East, a key orbital slot for Eutelsat for TV broadcasting (DTH) and government services over Africa, Russia, and Europe. It is based on the Airbus Eurostar-Neo platform, with electric power generation capability of 18 kW, EOR (Electric Orbit Raising) capability, and a launch mass of 5 tons. With 70 Ku-band transponders over five downlink beams and a steerable antenna, Eutelsat 36D provides flexibility and performance optimisation to deliver service in Africa, Russia and Europe for an operational lifetime of more than 15 years.

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Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • March 31, 2024, 3:31 a.m.

Launch success and satellite now in operation.


hitura-nobad • March 30, 2024, 9:52 p.m.

Liftoff


LL2 • March 30, 2024, 9:32 p.m.

Unofficial Re-stream by SPACE AFFAIRS has started


Falcon 9

Family: Falcon
Configuration: Block 5

Falcon 9 is a two-stage rocket designed and manufactured by SpaceX for the reliable and safe transport of satellites and the Dragon spacecraft into orbit. The Block 5 variant is the fifth major interval aimed at improving upon the ability for rapid reusability.

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Specifications
  • Minimum Stage
    1
  • Max Stage
    2
  • Length
    70.0 m
  • Diameter
    3.65 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    5.2 m
  • Launch Mass
    549 T
  • Thrust
    7607 kN
Family
  • Name
    Falcon 9
  • Family
    Falcon
  • Variant
    Block 5
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Falcon 9 Block 5
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $52000000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    22800 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    8300 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Booster Info


B1076

Status: Active


Type: Core
Flight Proven: Yes
First Flight: November 26, 2022
Last Flight: March 30, 2024
Flights: 12
Landings Attempted: 12
Landings Successful: 12
Previous B1076 Flights

Landing Information

The Falcon 9 first stage B1076 has landed on ASDS JRTI after its 12th flight.

Result: Successful Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship landing at Just Read the Instructions.

SpaceX

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 339 Failures: 11 Pending: 137

Agency Type: Commercial

Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. It was founded in 2002 by entrepreneur Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonization of Mars. SpaceX operates from many pads, on the East Coast of the US they operate from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and historic LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center. They also operate from SLC-4E at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, usually for polar launches. Another launch site is being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.

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