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    Default F9: Telstar 19 Vantage commsat

    Medium size GEO commsat

    Second of a run-n-gun, 2 launches in ~48 hours, after Iridium NEXT #7

    Date: July 22, 2018
    Time: 0150 Eastern (05:50 UTC)
    Pad: KSC LC-40
    Core: B1047.1 (Block 5)
    Recovery: ASDS Of Course I Still Love You
    Coordinates: 28°17'45" N 73°53'39" W

    Payload: Telstar 19 Vantage commsat
    Payload mass: 3,031kg (dry)
    Propulsion: 4 × SPT-100 plasma thrusters
    Insertion orbit: GTO
    Target orbit: 63° West (Northern Canada, the Caribbean, Brazil, the Andes and North Atlantic)
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    SpaceX patch


    UASF Drive to 48 (launches/year - Eastern Range goal) patch


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    HOLY MOLEY!!

    Mass (wet): 15,600 lbs (7,076 kg)!

    This will be the largest commsat ever launched, the previous record being TerreStar 1 at 15,234 lbs (6,910 kilograms) on Ariane 5.

    With recovery!!!!

    F9 Block 5 is a monster!
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    Those landings never fail to amaze, and the launch.....

    Just. Like. Clockwork.

    (Except for the ground station & ASDS dropouts, but those aren't the rocket)

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