SpaceX puts another launch under their belt

SpaceX successfully performed a launch of the AsiaSat-6 satellite from Cape Canaveral early this morning:

Yes, this comes after AsiaSat-8, but spacecraft don’t always get numbered sequentially.  😉  The spacecraft is presently in geosynchronous orbit and preparing for on-orbit testing.  Once testing is complete, AsiaSat will move it to its operational orbital slot and put it into service.

The flight was fully successful for Falcon 9.  There was no flyback return test, as the geosynchronous mission profile doesn’t have enough margin to support a booster return.


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