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Watch Live: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches satellite for Indonesia from Cape Canaveral

Watch live coverage as SpaceX launches a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Merah Putih 2 telecommunications satellite into a geosynchronous transfer orbit for Ind...

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launches HTS-113BT (Merah Putih 2)

HTS-113BT is a new High Throughput Satellite telecommunications satellite in C-band/Ku-Band for PT Telkom Satelit Indonesia (Telkomsat), a state-owned digita...

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HTS-113BT (Merah Putih 2)

Overview

Destination: Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Mission: Communications

Geostationary Transfer Orbit Space Launch Complex 40 Cape Canaveral, FL, USA Probability: 98%
B1067 - Just Read the Instructions

HTS-113BT is a new High Throughput Satellite telecommunications satellite in C-band/Ku-Band for PT Telkom Satelit Indonesia (Telkomsat) , a state-owned digital telecommunication company in Indonesia, for its orbital position at 113° East. Built on Thales Alenia Space's historical Spacebus 4000B2 platform, HTS 113BT will provide more than 32 Gbps capacity over Indonesia. The satellite will weigh about 4 metric tons at launch and will be delivered early 2024 for a 15-year expected lifetime.

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Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • Feb. 21, 2024, 4:18 a.m.

Launch success.


hitura-nobad • Feb. 20, 2024, 8:11 p.m.

Liftoff


LL2 • Feb. 20, 2024, 7:54 p.m.

Livestream 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


B1067

Status: Active


Type: Core
Flight Proven: Yes
First Flight: June 3, 2021
Last Flight: March 31, 2024
Flights: 18
Landings Attempted: 18
Landings Successful: 18
Previous B1067 Flights

Landing Information

The Falcon 9 first stage B1067 has landed on ASDS JRTI after its 17th 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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