Monday, May 15, 2017

SpaceX Blasts Biggest High Speed Communications Satellite to Orbit for Inmarsat

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SpaceX Blasts Biggest High Speed Communications Satellite to Orbit for Inmarsat

by Ken Kremer

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying commercial Inmarsat 5 F4 broadband satellite blasts off to geostationary orbit at twilight at 7:20 p.m. EDT from Launch Complex 39A on 15 May 2017 from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Credit: Ken Kremer/Kenkremer.com

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - SpaceX blasted the "largest and most complicated communications satellite ever built to orbit" for London based Inmarset at twilight this evening, May 15, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

In fact the Inmarsat 5F4 satellite is so powerful that it has the potential to reach "hundreds of millions of customers" the Inmarsat CEO Rupert Pierce told Universe Today in a post launch interview.

SpaceX is targeting twilight thunder with the firms Falcon 9 rocketing skyward from the Florida Space Coast on Monday 15 carrying a commercial High-Speed broadband satellite for London based Inmarsat.

Blastoff of the Inmarsat-5 Flight 4 communications satellite for commercial broadband provider Inmarsat took place right on time for early Monday evening, May 15 at 7:21 p.m. EDT (or 23:21 UTC) from SpaceX's seaside Launch Complex 39A on NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Ken Kremer | May 15, 2017 at 11:59 pm | URL: http://wp.me/p1CHIY-zgu
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