Washington DC, August 7: United States rocket carrier “Falcon 9” loaded with Israel’s AMOS-17 satellite has successfully launched from a space centre in Florida, the private US aerospace manufacturer SpaceX reported on Wednesday.
On its official twitter handle, the aerospace company said, “Falcon 9 launches AMOS-17 off Pad 40 in Florida, marking this booster’s third flight and SpaceX’s 25th reflight of an orbit class rocket.”
Falcon 9 launches AMOS-17 off Pad 40 in Florida, marking this booster’s third flight and SpaceX’s 25th reflight of an orbit class rocket. pic.twitter.com/qcrfZTmxQ3
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) August 7, 2019
The Falcon 9 rocket was launched on Tuesday at around 23:24 GMT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
Amos-17 is set to supplant Amos-5 satellite propelled in 2011. Correspondence with Amos-5 was lost in 2015. Amos-17, worked by Boeing, will give Ka, Ku and C-band signal transmission and grow Israeli correspondences satellite administrator Spacecom’s inclusion in Africa, the Middle East and Europe.