Falcon 9 • SES 16/GovSat 1

Photo Event Date: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 -
4:25pm to 6:39pm
Photo Event Name: 
Falcon 9 • SES 16/GovSat 1
Photo Event Location: 
CCAFS SLC-40
Photo Event Info: 

Launch window: 2123-2337 GMT (4:23-6:37 p.m. EST)
Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the SES 16/GovSat 1 communications satellite for LuxGovSat, a joint venture between SES and the government of Luxembourg. The SES 16/GovSat 1 satellite will provide secure military X-band and Ka-band communications links, helping support Luxembourg’s NATO obligations. The satellite was built by Orbital ATK. Delayed from December and Jan. 15.