Launch of Hispasat 30W-6 aboard Falcon 9
|Mission type||Communications satellite|
|Mission duration||≈15 years (planned) |
|Launch mass||6,092 kg |
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||05:33, March 6, 2018 (UTC)UTC|
|Rocket||Falcon 9 FT|
|Launch site||Cape Canaveral Air Force Station|
Hispasat 30W-6 (formerly Hispasat 1F) is a Spanish communications satellite by Hispasat that launched on a Falcon 9 on March 6, 2018. It is replacing Hispasat 1D at 30° West longitude and will provide service for television, broadband, corporate networks and other telecommunications applications. The satellite features 4 × SPT-100 plasma propulsion engines.
This mission also carried a small (90 kg) technology demonstration satellite called Payload Orbital Delivery System Satellite (PODSat), which was deployed from its mothership when still in a sub-geostationary transfer orbit.
- SpaceX postpones Falcon 9 launch over payload fairing concerns. Stephen Clark, Spaceflight Now. 24 February 2018.
- Hispasat 30W-6 (Hispasat 1F). Gunter Krebs. Gunter's Space Page. Accessed 24 February 2018.
- SpaceX conducts 50th Falcon 9 launch with heavy Hispasat deployment. William Graham, Nasa Spaceflight. March 5, 2018.
- Krebs, Gunter. "PODSAT 1". space.skyrocket.de. Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
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