Wednesday, June 15, 2016

I was somewhere in the desert when we missed another launch. ABS 2A & #Eutelsat 117 West B

We were away on vacation visiting friends and family in Colorado and Utah. We were somewhere in Greenwood Caverns during the launch. No behind the scenes photos. No barge landing either. Oh well.

Uncredited photo plastered across social media. Probably belonging to Eutelsat

The official stats:
June 15 Falcon 9   •  ABS 2A & Eutelsat 117 West B
Launch time: 1429 GMT (10:29 a.m. EDT)
Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the ABS 2A and Eutelsat 117 West B communications satellites. ABS 2A will distribute direct-to-home television, mobile and maritime communications services across Russia, India, the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean region for Asia Broadcast Satellite of Bermuda and Hong Kong. Eutelsat 117 West B will provide Latin America with video, data, government, and mobile services for Paris-based Eutelsat. Built by Boeing, the satellites launched in a conjoined configuration and will use all-electric propulsion for orbit-raising. Delayed from 4th quarter 2015, March, April, May 3 and late May. Moved forward from June 16. Delayed from June 14. Read our full story. [June 15]


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