SpaceX successfully launched the satellite that Thales build for Turkmenistan in cooperation with Monaco. This is a kind of special cooperation and there is a nice interview with some important people how where involved explaining there role in the process and that of the satellite. As you learn some backgrounds this interviews are well worth […]
SpaceX successfully launched Asiasat-6 and placed it in a GEO transfer orbit. The satellite is renamed AsiaSat-6 / Thaicom-7 as AsiaSat and Thaicom agreed on Thaicom using half of the satellite and it being placed in a Thai orbital position.
On 5 August SpaceX launched AsiaSat-8 to a GEO transfer orbit. AsiaSat-8 is a sate of the art television satellite with 24 transponders.
On 14 July SpaceX launched the Orbcomm Generation 2 (OG2) mission with six Orbcomm satellites to LEO. This is a day time launch with a beautiful split view video on which we see both the camera from the range and Falcon, right from the start. It also contains beautiful footage of teh camera looking back […]
SpaceX just released a new super duper video of a there second successful geo transfer mission. This video has some really neat unpublished footage. The relighting of the second stage Merlin vacuum after a 18 minutes coast and the actual release of the Thaicom-6 into it’s geo transfer orbit.
Well, actually this was tweeted by SpaceX a while ago, but I just ran into it again. It’s an amazing snapshot made by the backward pointed camera on the Second stage of the Falcon-9, that launched the Thaicom-6 satellite into a geo transfer orbit. The photo was taken when Falcon-9 was at a distance of […]
SpaceX published a cool video with a mission overview of there first geo transfer mission. It contains some really cool unpublished footage, from preparation the launch and from inside mission control. This is just such a cool place to work!