Congratulations to the SpaceX team for another great launch. Many of us could walk outside and watch the night launch live. What a sight!
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SpaceX reported, “On Monday, December 16 at 7:10 EST, SpaceX launched JCSAT-18/Kacific1 from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Falcon 9’s first stage previously supported the CRS-17 mission in May 2019 and the CRS-18 mission in July 2019”
Space.com reported, “The 15,335-lb. (6,956 kilograms) satellite is equipped with 56 high-power beams that will provide mobile and broadband services from space. The satellite is a joint project between Singapore startup Kacific Broadband Satellites and Japanese operator Sky Perfect JSAT.”
This was the 13th launch for SpaceX this year – what a year!