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    Default Falcon 9: SSO-A SmallSat Express

    Launch date: November 19, 2018
    Launch time: 1032 PST, 1332 EST, 1832 UTC
    Pad: Vandenberg AFB, SLC-4E
    Booster: B1046.3, the first 3rd use
    Recovery: ASDS Just Read the Instructions

    Spaceflight Industries provides bulk SmallSat rideshare services on whatever launcher is available. For this mission they bought the entire rocket and will be flying at least 70 satellites.

    Another service they offer is the SHERPA, a tug which can perform altitude and plane changes.

    Two non-tug free-flying dispensers on this mission.

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    Mission
    http://spaceflight.com/spaceflight-p...acex-falcon-9/

    Satellites from these nations

    1 USA
    2 Canada
    3 Finland
    4 Germany
    5 India
    6 Italy
    7 Jordan
    8 Kazakhstan
    9 Netherlands
    10 Poland
    11 Spain
    12 Australia
    13 South Korea
    14 Switzerland
    15 Thailand
    16 United Kingdom
    17 South Africa
    18 Brazil
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    Launch date: December 2, 2018 (Sunday)

    Launch time: 1331;47 Eastern, 1031;47 Pacific, 1831;47 GMT
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    Mr. Sooty McSootFace

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    Falcon 9 rolls out to SpaceXs West Coast launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base ahead of Sundays targeted launch of 64 payloads for the Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express mission. Falcon 9s first stage for this mission completed two East Coast launches & landings this year.
    12:04 PM - Dec 1, 2018



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    Postponed to Monday, Dec. 3
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    So far all the satellites have phoned home, so we'll probably see more of these bulk launch missions.
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