[amsat-bb] Falcon 1 flight 5
G0MRF at aol.com
Mon Apr 13 01:06:19 PDT 2009
I see SpaceX is launching flight 5 next week.
The main satellite is from Malaysia, but they are also launching 2
secondary payloads. - Anyone know what they are?
I recall there was a secondary payload from a US University using 70cms
that was bounced a while ago.
Preparations for Flight 5 of Falcon 1 are well underway at SpaceX. Flight 5
will loft an Earth observation satellite called RazakSAT into orbit for
the Government of Malaysia, plus two secondary payloads that will deploy
SpaceX's Falcon 1 launch site lies approximately 5,000 miles away from Los
Angeles, on Omelek Island, which is part of the United States Army
Kwajalein Atoll. Omelek is nearly 2,500 miles southwest of Hawaii, and just 9.1
degrees north latitude, making it a great location for launching rockets.
Currently, Flight 5 is scheduled for an April 21st launch which corresponds
with April 20th in the US.
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