Broadband satellite to serve Pacific islands delivered to Florida launch base
Photos: Falcon 9 rocket takes off with the Amos 17 satellite
SpaceX successfully launches Israeli-owned telecom satellite
Photos: Amos 17 satellite encapsulated for launch
Live coverage: Falcon 9 launches with the Amos 17 communications satellite
Air Force’s Cape Canaveral commander excited for two launches in less than 36 hours
Two launches on tap from Florida’s Space Coast this week
SpaceX test-fired a Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral on Saturday evening, clearing the way for a delayed liftoff with the Israeli-owned Amos 17 commercial communications satellite as soon as Tuesday, assuming SpaceX can work its way into a busy schedule before a previously-planned Atlas 5 launch this week on the U.S. Air Force’s Eastern Range.
Live coverage: SpaceX conducts second static fire test ahead of Amos 17 launch
Investigators conclude external forces killed an Intelsat satellite in April
Investigators probing the sudden failure of the Boeing-built Intelsat 29e geostationary relay station in April have concluded an electrostatic discharge, aggravated by a harness flaw on the spacecraft, or a micrometeoroid strike prematurely ended the satellite’s mission, resulting in a $382 million hit to Intelsat’s quarterly financial report.