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SpaceX launches AsiaSat 6 satellite from Complex 40 at ‘The Cape’

SpaceX launches AsiaSat 6 satellite from Complex 40 at ‘The Cape’

By [email protected] (45th Space Wing )

The 45th Space Wing supported Space Exploration Technologies’ (SpaceX) successful launch of the Falcon 9 rocket carrying the AsiaSat 6 satellite here from Space Launch Complex 40 at 1 a.m. EDT Sept. 7.

The Falcon 9 topped with the SpaceX fairing is 224.4 feet (68.4 meters) tall and 12 feet in diameter (the fairing is 17 feet in diameter). Its nine first-stage Merlin engines generate 1.3 million pounds of thrust at sea level, rising to 1.5 million pounds of thrust as Falcon 9 climbs out of the Earth’s atmosphere.
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Source:: Air Force Space Command