SES-8

Overview

Destination: Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Mission: Communications

Geostationary Transfer Orbit Space Launch Complex 40 Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

SES-8 is a geostationary communications satellite, providing broadcasting and network services for South Asia and India.

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Additional Media

Falcon 9 v1.1

Family: Falcon
Configuration: v1.1

Falcon 9 v1.1 is a significantly redesigned version of the its predecessor, including a higher payload capacity. This version arranges the engines in a structural form SpaceX calls an Octaweb.

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Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    68.4 m
  • Diameter
    3.65 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    506 T
  • Thrust
    5883 kN
Family
  • Name
    Falcon 9 v1.1
  • Family
    Falcon
  • Variant
    v1.1
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Falcon 9 v1.1
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $61,200,000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    13150 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    4850 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Booster Info


B1004


Type: Core
Flight Proven: No
First Flight: December 3, 2013
Last Flight: December 3, 2013
Flights: 1

Landing Information

Core will be expended.

SpaceX

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 86 Failures: 6 Pending: 41

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 has many pads, on the East Coast of the US they own SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral and LC-39A at the Kennedy Space Center for their lower inclination launches. They also own SLC-4E at Vandenberg, California for their high inclination launches. Another site is also being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.

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