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SpaceX launches Falcon 9 loaded with Israel's AMOS-17

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    Miscellaneous
  • Published
    29th Apr, 2020

US carrier rocket Falcon 9 loaded with Israeli AMOS-17 communication satellite successfully lifted off from a space center in Florida.

  • US carrier rocket Falcon 9 loaded with Israeli AMOS-17 communication satellite successfully lifted off from a space center in Florida.
  • Falcon 9 launches AMOS-17 off Pad 40 in Florida, marking this booster's third flight and SpaceX's 25th reflight of an orbit class rocket.
  • The rocket was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida
  • Amos-17 is set to replace Amos-5 satellite launched in 2011.Communication with Amos-5 was lost in 2015
  • Amos-17, built by Boeing, will provide Ka, Ku and C-band signal transmission and expand Israeli communications satellite operator Spacecom's coverage in Africa, the Middle East and Europe.
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