Falcon 9 - B1020


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Status - Lost

Destroyed on Impact with DroneShip (OCISLY) - Excess Velocity, Possible Fuel Exhaustion

Falcon 9 Full Thrust | SES-9

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
March 4, 2016, 11:35 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Containing 81 Ku-Band transponders, SES-9 will be positioned at 108.2 degrees East to provide communication coverage for 22 million homes. The satellite will enhance SES’s existing coverage in Asia, Australia and also improve maritime communications in the Indian Ocean. The 5300kg craft will use a xenon ion propulsion system for orbital manoeuvres to decrease the amount of propellant needed.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit #SES9 B1020 - Maiden Flight Of Course I Still Love You
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